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Valter Longo Wins ‘Rising Star’ Award

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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology professor Valter Longo was awarded the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo “Rising Star” Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). “I am honored since this is among the most prestigious awards in the biology of aging field,” Longo said. “It is…

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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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