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Assistant Professor Joseph Saenz: Understanding Lifespan Influences On Cognitive Ability

By Demography, Lifespan Health, Podcast
Assistant Professor of Gerontology Joseph Saenz joins Professor George Shannon to discuss his ongoing work on rural-urban differences in cognitive ability among older adults in Mexico, as well as whether certain personality factors make people resilient to the negative effects of early-life disadvantage. On the focus of his work I...
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Instructional Associate Professor Paul Nash: Intersectionality, LGBTQ+ issues and the impacts of ageism

By Diversity, Health and Wellness, Lifespan Health, Podcast
Instructional Associate Professor of Gerontology Paul Nash joins Professor George Shannon for a conversation on the impacts of ageism, intersectionality and LGBTQ+ issues in aging, and the importance of talking about sexual health with older adults. On stereotypes and the impacts of ageism Well, there's some huge implications when it...
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Associate Professor Julie Zissimopoulos: the impact and economics of Alzheimer’s

By Alzheimer's and Dementia, Lifespan Health, Podcast, Policy

Julie Zissimopoulos is an associate professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy and the co-director of the Aging and Cognition Initiative at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, where she’s also a senior fellow and the director of two NIA-funded centers that support innovative social…

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Assistant Professor Marc Vermulst: the role of genetic mutations in human aging and disease

By COVID-19, Lifespan Health, Podcast, Research

Marc Vermulst, PhD, is an assistant professor of gerontology at the USC Leonard Davis School, who focuses on the role of genetic mutations in human aging and disease. He recently spoke to us about how his research into transcription errors, essentially copying mistakes, aims to strengthen vaccines and delay or…

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Dr. Hussein Yassine: Uncovering links between nutrition, genes, and risk for Alzheimer’s disease

By Alzheimer's and Dementia, Lifespan Health, Podcast, Research
Dr. Hussein Yassine is a professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and is uncovering links between nutrition, genes, and risk for Alzheimer's disease. He spoke to us about his research on APOE4, omega-3s and inflammation in the brain. On APOE4 and Alzheimer’s risk So APOE...
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