Sep 192014
Two USC Davis Studies Led by Valter Longo Snag Most-Read Spots in Cell Press Journals

Two studies led by Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science Valter Longo have been listed as the most-read articles in their respective Cell Press journals. The article in Cell Stem Cell highlighted how fasting cycles induced immune system regeneration, and the Cell Metabolism article examined high-protein diets and their effects on cancer and mortality rates. [Continue Reading...]

Sep 092014
Milken Institute and USC Davis Dean Pinchas Cohen Urge U.S. Mayors to Support Successful Aging

The Milken Institute is asking mayors across the U.S. to commit to improving the lives of older people in their cities by signing the Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge. The pledge, part of the Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging initiative, was developed by the initiative’s advisory committee, which includes USC Davis School of Gerontology Dean Pinchas Cohen. [Continue Reading...]

Aug 062014
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...]

Jul 252014
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.”
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Jul 222014
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...]

Jul 152014
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]

Jul 072014
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...}