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From Science to Service

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USC is home to a vast array of aging-related research, as evidenced by the impressive speakers and scope of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology’s third annual interdisciplinary symposium, “What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC.” As experts from across campus, including from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry…

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Shaping the Future

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Mentors mold us every day, but all too often their world-changing contributions go unnoticed. Happily, that’s not the case for the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology’s Susan Enguídanos, PhD, and Sean Curran, PhD, who won 2012 USC Mellon Mentoring Awards. Enguídanos was recognized for her work mentoring graduate students,…

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Rising Researcher

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Emotions color and control so much of what we do, and why. As we age—biologically, psychologically, socially—our emotional responses change and grow more complicated. Exploring this vast, ever-shifting backdrop to human behavior is the passion of USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology doctoral student Allison Foertsch, who was recently awarded…

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Representing the Future

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Southern California students who are interested in helping older adults have a new statewide voice. Patrick Beck, a doctoral student at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, was named the Southern California student representative to the Board of Directors of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG). “It…

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International Aging

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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology dean Gerald C. Davison, PhD and assistant clinical professor Aaron Hagedorn, PhD, were among the international experts chosen to pen a chapter for the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society’s newest publication, Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? Containing 22 essays by…

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The Memory of Movies

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Whispers come from the hallway as Margaret Thatcher’s assistants speak about her deteriorating mental condition. As she peeks through a crack in the door, Thatcher eavesdrops and occasionally speaks with her husband, who is eating his breakfast. While she seems to be in fine mental health at first, audiences soon…

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Spotlight on Safety

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The Part of a Lifetime Marilyn Faber wrote the part of a lifetime for herself and four other actors — literally. The Fall Prevention Coalition-Los Angeles (FPC-LA) commissioned Faber to write, direct and star in The Falling Monologues. With coordination by USC’s Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (FPCE), Faber created an…

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Better Than Chocolate

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Funny how a little red slip of paper, sprinkled with glitter, can make someone cry. The 175 residents of the Alexandria Care Center received a Valentine’s Day surprise. The USC Leonard Davis School’s Student Gerontology Association (SGA) and USC Panhellenic Council showered them with over 200 handmade cards. Funny how…

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