Sean Curran to Receive GSA’s 2014 Nathan Shock New Investigator Award The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)—the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging—has chosen Sean P. Curran, PhD, of the USC Davis School of Gerontology as the 2014 recipient of the Nathan Shock New Investigator Award. The distinguished honor is given for outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological [Continue Reading...]
First-of-its-Kind Study Offers New Clues About Racial Health Disparities A study by USC Davis School Assistant Professor Cleopatra Abdou and LMU Associate Professor Adam Fingerhut suggests that the persistent health disparities between different races may partially result from anxiety regarding negative racial stereotypes while receiving healthcare. It was recently published in the "American Psychological Association journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology."
Dr. Eileen Crimmins named one of 2014’s Most Influential Scientific Minds AARP Professor of Gerontology Eileen Crimmins has been named one of 2014’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in Social Science by information firm Thomson Reuters. Crimmins is a renowned investigator and author regarding the demography of older populations, socioeconomic differences in health and global aging and is director of the USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health.[Continue Reading...]
Dr. Longo discussed nutrient availability and tissue regeneration in Cell Press webinar July 23 Nutrition is strongly linked to health, and altering nutrient availability has profound effects on homeostasis, tissue regeneration, and cancer. In a webinar on July 23, 2014, Professor Valter Longo of the USC Davis School of Gerontology discussed developments regarding molecular responses to nutrient availability that promote tissue regeneration in the context of aging and disease. [Register Now]
Dean Pinchas Cohen featured in book review for his contribution to “The Upside of Aging.” Paul Irving’s book, “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose,” highlights a collection of essays that expand on the issue of taking a more progressive approach to aging. Dean Cohen’s chapter focuses on the reality that each individual ages differently and therefore has their unique needs as they grow older to maintain their health. [Continue Reading...}
Air Pollution Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults Living in cities with high pollution has long been attributed to decline in physical health as we age. However, Jennifer Ailshire, Assistant Professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and fellow researcher Philippa Clarke have reason to believe it may even be accelerating the natural cognitive decline we experience with aging.[Continue Reading...}
Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Preparing Investments for the Future and the Longevity Risk What is the Longevity risk? With people living longer the aging population plays a large role in the consumer industry which will be greatly affected when the population inevitably falls. Merrily Lynch is trying to bring this consumer spending towards more research for diseases affecting the elderly as well as financial institutions that assist the elderly to lessen the blow when the population demography changes. [Continue Reading...}