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Category: In Memoriam

Portrait of Mike Yamano

In Memoriam: Masayoshi “Mike” Yamano


Masayoshi “Mike” Yamano, a longtime supporter of the University of Southern California and member of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Board of Councilors, passed away October 16, 2021 in Japan. He was 85.

Remembering James E. Birren


Professor Emeritus James E. “Jim” Birren, the founding dean of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and an aging research pioneer considered by many to be the father of modern gerontology, passed away on January 15, 2016 at the age of 97.