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From working with colleagues at USC to collaborators across the globe, we partner with academic, non-profit and industry partners to advance aging-related scholarship, science and service.

Academics and Research

Buck Institute for Aging Research

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the Novato-based Buck Institute for Research on Aging have a long and productive history of collaboration. In fact, USC faculty had a major influence in the creation and early direction of the Buck Institute. In 2014 the two institutions came together to launch the nation’s first PhD program in the biology of aging and in 2020 they received a five-year, $4.6 million National Institute on Aging award to jointly establish a Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, a fully integrated multi-institutional center focused on training the next generation of geroscientists and providing access to cutting edge geroscience technologies to investigators across the nation.

Cornell University

In a unique cross-university collaboration, the Master of Arts in Senior Living Hospitality includes several online courses from eCornell’s hospitality certificate programs, authored by leading faculty from the Cornell University Nolan School of Hotel Administration. In addition to their USC degree, students in this program have the opportunity to complete eCornell’s Certificate in Hospitality.

Professional Education

American Society on Aging (ASA)

The University of Southern California is home to the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world—the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. ASA and USC have joined forces to offer an opportunity—exclusively available to ASA members—to earn a certificate of completion from USC in a convenient and flexible online format.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

This program offers insights into the latest advances, research and experiences associated with the sociological, psychological and physiological aspects of aging and their implications across all generations of the workforce. Available only to companies for whom Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides retirement and benefit plan services, which represent more than 35,000 companies and more than 5 million employees. It is an introduction to a groundbreaking longevity training program for human resources (HR) and benefit plan professionals. Program participants learn about the importance of and issues associated with longevity and retirement planning through a deeper exploration of seven life priorities, including health, home, family, giving, leisure, work and finances.

Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence

A major goal of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is to develop and support skilled, educated and networked professionals who can respond to the increasing demand for home modification services. The Hartford partnered with USC to design a customized home modification certification program for contracting professionals. The six-week-long training program can be done completely online.

Yamano Beauty College

The Yamano Beauty College is preparing beauticians-to-be to meet the needs of Japan’s aging population through a unique partnership with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. From health screenings to house calls, this collaboration recognizes the link between aging and aesthetics and the front-line role today’s beauty school students will play in caring for aging clients in Japan, the country with the oldest population in the world.

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