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February 6th, 2006

Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

The risk of developing Alzheimer disease is up to 80 percent genetic, according to a University of Southern California-led study of nearly 12,000 twin pairs. The study appears in the February 2006 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a journal of the American Medical Association. Margaret Gatz, professor of psychology in the USC College of […]

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February 1st, 2006

Orange County Businessman Appointed to USC Board of Trustees

Gregory P. Brakovich, CEO of real estate securities dealer manager KBS Capital Markets Group LLC in Newport Beach, Calif., has been elected to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees. A 1975 graduate of USC, Brakovich is a distinguished 28-year veteran of the financial services industry. He has spent most of his career as […]

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January 31st, 2006

Hospital Network Chairman Appointed to USC Board of Trustees

William J. Schoen, chairman of the board of Health Management Associates, Inc., a Florida-based hospital corporation, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. Since 1983, Schoen has been affiliated with Health Management Associates [NYSE:HMA], the premier operator of acute care hospitals in the southeast and southwest areas of […]

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January 26th, 2006

Safer, More Effective Ports and Goods Transportation to be Addressed at National Urban Freight Conference Feb. 1-3

Freeing up the freeways, improving port security and reducing air pollution are among the goals that national freight transportation experts will discuss at the 2006 National Urban Freight Conference, to be held Feb. 1-3 in Long Beach. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, a joint program of the University of Southern California and California State […]

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January 23rd, 2006

Melanoma Rising Steadily Among California Hispanics

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil (323) 442-2830 USC study underlines need for skin cancer education in Hispanic communities LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2006)-Hispanics in California are increasingly being diagnosed with melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, according to a study in the March 1 issue of the journal Cancer, published online Jan. 23. Since 1988, […]

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January 18th, 2006

USC Opens Internet Cafe for Neighborhood Kids, Parents

WHAT: Grand opening of the Trojan Internet Connection, a USC computer facility providing Internet access for neighborhood residents WHEN: Mon., Jan. 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: USC Community Computing Center, University Village, Jefferson Blvd. at McClintock WHO: The facility will provide Internet access for members of Kid Watch, MedCOR, USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative, […]

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January 17th, 2006

LAWA Executive Director Appointed to USC Board of Trustees

Lydia H. Kennard, who became executive director of Los Angeles World Airports in October 2005 after previously holding the position from 1999 to 2003, has been elected to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees.  As LAWA executive director, Kennard manages four Los Angeles-area airports — Los Angeles International, Ontario International, Palmdale Regional and […]

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January 12th, 2006

Home Building Executive Joins USC Board of Trustees

Bruce Karatz, a household name in the home building business, has been appointed to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees. As chairman and CEO of KB Home, one of the largest home building companies in the United States and France, Karatz is known for his marketing and promotional prowess; the Los Angeles Business […]

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December 23rd, 2005

Childhood Infections Can Stunt Growth and Shorten Life

High rates of childhood infection stunt growth and accelerate aging, according to a new analysis of 18th- and 19th-century public health records. The study appears in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for the week of Dec. 26-30. The authors are Eileen Crimmins and Caleb Finch, professors with […]

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