With a rapidly aging population in need of support, "professionals who can develop sound solutions and policies will be critical and in demand," says Sahar Edalati MS '13, associate executive director for The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights in New York.
Archive: June 2020
KFI 640 AM featured research by Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Leonard Davis School, into why higher levels of humanin in the body have been connected to longer lifespans and better health. “Humanin has long been known to help prevent many age-related diseases, and
Jessica Y. Ho will explore the impact of the opioid epidemic on older adults, and Andrei Irimia will examine risk of cognitive decline after concussions.
Having greater amounts of the peptide humanin is closely correlated with longer lives and better health in both animals and humans, including lower risk for Alzheimer’s.
The Washington Post (via The Conversation) featured commentary by Paul Nash of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues on how ageism harms older adults, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. “The COVID-19 emergency gives us the opportunity to examine health inequalities in the U.S. It
The Conversation featured a column co-authored by Paul Nash on how COVID-19 has underscored the harmful health effects of ageism. “The COVID-19 emergency gives us the opportunity to examine health inequalities in the U.S. It gives us a chance to look again at the way Americans
The Atlantic quoted Paul Irving on the impact of COVID-19 on retirement and older adults. “In past economic downturns, when employers do layoffs and reductions in force, older adults tend to be sidelined,” Irving says. “They are often the first to be fired and the
U.S. News and World Report featured a column co-authored by Distinguished Scholar in Residence Paul Irving on the need to increase resilience and reduce chronic illness as a way to defeat COVID-19 as vaccines and therapies are still in the works. The authors call for
Assistant Professor Bérénice Benayoun named to Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, which includes a four-year research grant for her project investigating sex differences in aging.
AARP quoted Distinguished Scholar in Residence Paul Irving in an article about how teleworking opportunities benefit older workers: “The world will look much older in the decades to come, and employers must adapt to this demographic shift.”