Aug 282013
 
Volunteering for the Health of It

The right kind of volunteering – at the right dose – can not only make you feel good; it also can make you healthier. Volunteering could be your ticket to healthy aging, improving your chances for a longer life with less disability. That’s the message coming out of research by a new crop of gerontologists [Continue Reading...]

Aug 222013
 
Hail to the Queen

USC Davis School alum Lauren Iwata won a prestigious honor: being named 2013 Nisei Week Queen. According to its website, Nisei Week, first held in 1934, is a nine-day event that celebrates Japanese and Japanese American heritage and traditions while uniting Southern California’s diverse communities through arts and cultural education. (photo courtesy of Toyo MIYATAKE [Continue Reading...]

Aug 222013
 
The USC Davis School Welcomes a New Class

Incoming students from around the world gathered for the 2013 USC Davis School orientation. Getting the opportunity to meet staff, faculty and classmates proved a warm welcome for all attendees, whether they were freshman, transfers or doctoral students. “We’re excited you’re here and to play a role in this important beginning in your lives. You’re [Continue Reading...]

Aug 162013
 
Lee Wins New Scholar in Aging Award

Changhan David Lee, a research assistant professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, won the Ellison Medical Foundation’s New Scholar in Aging Award. “The award will foster new studies to explore unchartered areas of aging research, and also increases the visibility of my research done as a member of the Davis School of Gerontology,” [Continue Reading...]

Aug 082013
 
Dynamic Duo

Gerontology undergrads Brandon Glousman and Jung-Gi Min did not rest on their laurels after earning scholarships from the Summer Undergraduate Research Associates Program and the USC Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Instead, they went on to also win first prize in the life sciences division of USC’s 15th Annual Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. [Continue Reading...]

Aug 082013
 
Managing Pain Via a Mobile Phone App

While there are many programs to manage pain, many seriously ill patients find that their pain is frequently unrecognized and untreated. While palliative care efforts are documented as an effective intervention, they function best when the caregiver or clinician is attuned as possible to the patient’s varying state. Obviously, this is a challenge for all [Continue Reading...]