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...}

Jun 092014
 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...}

Jun 052014
Merrill Lynch Study Finds 72 Percent of People Over the Age of 50 Want to Work in Retirement

A new study from Merrill Lynch finds that pre-retirees would prefer to work during their retirement years. It seems that aside from pensions being lost and financial need after retirement, the idea of being stuck doing nothing isn’t alluring. However, retirees would prefer to work in more flexible and fulfilling ways so that they can enjoy their retirement. [Continue Reading...}

Jun 042014
Fasting study provides evidence of stem cell regeneration

USC’s doctor Valter Longo along with other esteemed USC researchers stumbled upon the first evidence of a possible natural means of regeneration to organs or systems damaged during chemotherapy. Although the findings are still undergoing duplication and clinical studies, moral is high that we may finally have a suitable dietary protection plan from chemotherapy immunosuppression. [Continue Reading...}

May 162014
Graduation 2014

Congratulations Class of 2014! The largest class in the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s history graduated today. Bringing together faculty, staff and students, the graduation program also included the largest number of award presentations by the University to students from the Davis School. “I am amazed by these students,” said Dean Pinchas Cohen who delivered [Continue Reading...]