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“Swing For Healthy Aging” Tourney Honors Keith Renken

More than 150 friends and supporters of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology participated in the 18th annual Rod Dedeaux Swing for Healthy Aging Golf Classic on September 22, 2014 at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif. The event honored Keith Renken, former chairman of the golf

What’s Your Number?

Sorry Los Angeles—you lost to Provo-Orem, Utah (#1), Des Moines, IA (#6) and Toledo, Ohio (#8). In the first-ever “Best Cities for Successful Aging” ranking report, the City of Angels finished a less-than-heavenly #30. Compiled by the Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the

Pike promoted to full professor

Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Davis School, announced this week that longtime researcher Christian Pike, Ph.D., was promoted from associate to full professor. A biogerontologist with a joint appointment in neuroscience, Pike focuses his research on Alzheimer’s disease, specifically the role sex steroid hormones

Bacteria Boy Band

Singing bacteria—a veritable Menudo made up of microorganisms—was the latest synthetic biology brainchild of USC’s International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) team. Advised by the USC Davis School of Gerontology assistant professor Sean Curran and grad student Percy Genyk, the team consisted of USC undergrads

From The Netherlands to Los Angeles

From Oct. 8-12, 2012, the USC Davis School of Gerontology welcomed delegates from The School of Applied Gerontology at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle, the Netherlands. For one week, Hugo van den Beld, M.A., professor Carolien Smits, Ph.D. and Annelies Harps-Timmerman, MSc,