Archive: August 2013

Volunteering for the Health of It

The right kind of volunteering – at the right dose – can not only make you feel good; it also can make you healthier. Volunteering could be your ticket to healthy aging, improving your chances for a longer life with less disability. That’s the message

Hail to the Queen

USC Leonard Davis School alum Lauren Iwata won a prestigious honor: being named 2013 Nisei Week Queen. According to its website, Nisei Week, first held in 1934, is a nine-day event that celebrates Japanese and Japanese American heritage and traditions while uniting Southern California’s diverse

The USC Davis School Welcomes a New Class

Incoming students from around the world gathered for the 2013 USC Leonard Davis School orientation. Getting the opportunity to meet staff, faculty and classmates proved a warm welcome for all attendees, whether they were freshman, transfers or doctoral students. “We’re excited you’re here and to

Lee Wins New Scholar in Aging Award

Changhan David Lee, a research assistant professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, won the Ellison Medical Foundation’s New Scholar in Aging Award. “The award will foster new studies to explore unchartered areas of aging research, and also increases the visibility of my

Dynamic Duo

Gerontology undergrads Brandon Glousman and Jung-Gi Min did not rest on their laurels after earning scholarships from the Summer Undergraduate Research Associates Program and the USC Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Instead, they went on to also win first prize in the life sciences division of

Managing Pain Via a Mobile Phone App

While there are many programs to manage pain, many seriously ill patients find that their pain is frequently unrecognized and untreated. While palliative care efforts are documented as an effective intervention, they function best when the caregiver or clinician is attuned as possible to the