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Two USC Davis Studies Led by Valter Longo Snag Most-Read Spots in Cell Press Journals

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Two studies led by Edna Jones Professor in Gerontology and Professor in Biological Science Valter Longo have been listed as the most-read articles in their respective Cell Press journals. The article in Cell Stem Cell highlighted how fasting cycles induced immune system regeneration, and the Cell Metabolism article examined high-protein diets and their effects on cancer and mortality rates. [Continue Reading…]

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Dr. Eileen Crimmins named one of 2014’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

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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…]

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Gerontology Honors Student Elaine Roh wins 1st Prize in the University’s Undergraduate Symposium

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With guidance from Dr. Sean Curran and Dr. ShanShan Pang of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, gerontology honors student, Elaine Roh made a lasting impression on the judges with her study entitled: Adaptive Capacity to Bacterial Diet Modulates Aging in C. elegans. [ Read a Summary of her Research]

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USC Leonard Davis MSG Student, Alexander Woodman, receives Academic Support Peer Achievement Award

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Alexander Woodman, a student in the Master of Science in Gerontology program was recently awarded an Academic Support Peer Achievement Award for significant contributions advising and tutoring students who craved the opportunity to transfer to USC from other colleges and universities around the world. As a former Bruin who has…

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Gerontology Student Finalist for 2014 USC LAA Dr. John R. Hubbard Award

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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology student Nicole Marcione is one of three finalists to be recognized for the opportunity to win the John R. Hubbard USC Latino Alumni Association award. Her assistance in research studying patients with sleep disorders and their treatments along with her drive to help older adults as a professional Pilates instructor pave a bright future in her career in the field of aging.[View Video…]

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Eileen Crimmins Appointed as University Professor by USC President C.L. Max Nikias

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Congratulations to Eileen Crimmins, AARP Chair in Gerontology, Professor of Gerontology, and director of the USC/UCLA Center of Biodemography and Population Health, who was recently appointed as University Professor. Dr. Crimmins joins such distinguished University Professors as Warren Bennis, Antonio Damasio, and the Davis School of Gerontology’s own Caleb Finch.

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