Archive: July 2014

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." [Continue Reading...]

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...]

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]

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...}