Nov 182013
 
USC and Buck Institute Launch Nation's First Ph.D. Program in Biology of Aging

To tackle the rising prevalence of age-related diseases and the challenges and opportunities presented by a growing elderly population, the USC Davis School of Gerontology and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging today announced a joint Ph.D. program in the Biology of Aging, the first in the nation. The interdisciplinary doctoral program will draw [Continue Reading...]

Nov 152013
 
USC Davis School of Gerontology Launches Creativity and Aging Initiative

Trojan Family Weekend marked the launch of the Davis School of Gerontology’s new Creativity and Aging Initiative.  Engaging USC faculty, staff, students, and community members, the Creativity and Aging Initiative will host events to celebrate and explore the achievements of older artists, musicians, writers, actors, and dancers, as well as link to research and academics. [Continue Reading...]

Nov 142013
 
Electronic Consultations Break Down Barriers for Medicaid Patients in L.A. County

Susan Enguidanos, MPH, PhD, assistant professor in the USC Davis School of Gerontology, evaluates a program that wants to change and improve the referral process. With the eConsult study, she and her research colleagues – Alex Li, MD, Sajid Ahmed, and Sandy Atkins – looked at three specialist referrals in their study population: dermatology, nephrology, [Continue Reading...]