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Lifelong Trojan and USC Leonard Davis School mainstay Linda Broder won the Staff Monthly Recognition Award from USC’s Staff Assembly and Staff Club. The award, given to individuals who exhibit constant and dedicated service while making a genuine contribution to the quality of life at

Welcome, Students!

Faculty and staff gathered together to welcome students, returning and brand-new, to the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on Thursday, August 23. “I’m just as new as many of you freshmen—I’ve only been here six weeks. Our School is already fantastic, but I want

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

While many students might consider summer a time to take it easy, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology PhD candidate Jeff Laguna spent his taking advantage of several prestigious enrichment opportunities. Over the summer, Laguna received two high-profile awards, the first from the AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation

Success Story

Finding a job, especially in this economy, can be daunting for many new grads, but thanks to his creativity, training and support from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, recent alum Peter Lancellotti is living his dream. After graduating with his graduate certificate this

The power of intermittent fasting

Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight, as Michael Mosley discovered.

Valter Longo and Morgan Freeman Celebrate

On Saturday, August 4, 2012 , Valter Longo, PhD joined Morgan Freeman to celebrate science and the Emmy-nominated series “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” Longo appeared on the series in 2011 to discuss his research on prolonging longevity, including his findings that extended the

Milken Institute Ranks Best Cities for Successful Aging

On July 31, The Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based out of Santa Monica, California, released Best Cities for Successful Aging, described as a “first-of-its kind, data-driven index, which measures and ranks the performance of 359 U.S. metropolitan areas in promoting and enabling

Rising Researcher

The effects of neighborhood environment and social relationships on health and longevity fascinate Jennifer Ailshire, PhD As a sociologist and social demographer at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology/Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center, she is involved in several major studies analyzing these effects on

USC Study Examines Abuse of Low-Income Latino Elders

A sobering new study by researchers from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported. More than 40 percent of Latino elders told Spanish-speaking interviewers that they had been abused or neglected in the last


Pinchas Cohen, a prominent researcher and leader in the field of gerontology, begins his tenure as dean of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, effective July 16. He will also become the holder of the William and Sylvia Kugel Dean’s Chair in Gerontology as