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From The Netherlands to Los Angeles

From Oct. 8-12, 2012, the USC Leonard 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, PhD and Annelies Harps-Timmerman,

Crimmins Elected to the Institute of Medicine

Eileen Crimmins, PhD, AARP Chair of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, capped off an impressive year with her election to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the world’s most prestigious honors in the fields of health and medicine. Building on her momentum,

In Memoriam: David A. Peterson, PhD

After a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology professor emeritus David A. Peterson died on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Peterson was an expert on lifelong learning who served as director of the USC Leonard Davis School from 1978 to 2003.

Standing Together to Prevent Falls

“United we stand, divided we fall” isn’t just a patriotic slogan – it’s also the rallying cry of Californians who joined forces with USC’s Fall Prevention Center of Excellence to celebrate the fifth annual Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Standing united the first week of autumn

An Award-Winning Advocate and Ally

Helping older adults has been USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology graduate student Brenda M. Vázquez’s day job for almost a decade, but she prides herself on continuing to search for new avenues and opportunities to serve. In the past two years alone, she co-produced

Chinese Connection

A longtime academic and professional partner to many experts, students and employers in China, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology made the influential newspaper Ta Kung Pao, the oldest active Chinese-language newspaper in China. Covering high-profile visits by the USC Leonard Davis School’s Dean