USC in the News

USC In the News 3/21/2017

The Wall Street Journal featured research by Nir Jaimovich of the USC Marshall School and colleagues that found high-paying careers in medicine, engineering and financial services require more interpersonal skills than in the past. As a result, female advancement in those industries has held steady while males have seen job prospects decrease. Jaimovich found that although there may be a decline in hiring discrimination, there is a still a significant wage gap between the genders.

The Hill published an op-ed by Mellissa Withers of Keck Medicine of USC on why the push to end any federal funding of Planned Parenthood or global services that provide abortions restricts women's rights and access to health care. "Defunding Planned Parenthood is misguided and represents an alarming trend of Trump’s administration to restrict women’s sexual and reproductive rights both in the U.S. and abroad," she wrote.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center and Jay Bhattacharya on why the federal government should reform the Orphan Drug Act to better manage drug prices for medications that treat rare diseases. "Insurers need to hold the line with manufacturers, and make them accountable to offer value-based prices for all products, including orphan drugs," they wrote.

NPR interviewed Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the future of virtual reality based on exhibits and demonstrations he's seen at South by Southwest.

NPR (in a Kaiser Health News story) quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center on how insurance coverage levels will change if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

Associated Press quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on whether Republicans will face pushback from their donors for cuts to arts and humanities programs in the federal budget.

Daily Bulletin quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about a California bill that would limit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School about the tracking mechanisms for EB-5 program investments - which offers green cards to entrepreneurs - and its likely future under President Donald Trump's administration.

PolitiFact quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on whether absorbing Airbnb units into the New York City housing market would have a real impact on rental prices.

Voice of America quoted Lawrence Palinkas of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on the short- and long-term psychological impacts on children if a parent or family member is arrested or deported.

TechRepublic quoted Jeffrey Miller of the USC Viterbi School about the reputation of Uber following recent executive leadership changes.

The New York Times cited comments by Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on the type of coverage provided by the Republicans' proposed health care bill.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Vern Bengtson, professor emeritus of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, on the impact of religion on family life.

The San Francisco Chronicle, in a story about California universities that receive large amounts of NIH funding, mentioned USC.

The Orange County Register reported on a new project by William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues to review the works of the late Kenneth Starr of the Dornsife College.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on how to best categorize sales leads and how to move them through the conversion funnel. In a second op-ed, Kalb explains how a business can use effective marketing strategies to give sales a "gravity assist."

Vox mentioned research by Jonas Kaplan of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on what happens to the brain when an individual is forced to defend his or her beliefs.

Live Science cited an op-ed by Lon Schneider of Keck Medicine of USC and Steven DeKosky on why a recent study on the impact of antioxidants on dementia development may not have identified early signs of the disease.

Nautilus cited research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Davis School on the how long Americans could expect to live without a disability.

Hyperallergic cited research by Donald Arnold and Richard Roberts of the USC Dornsife College about what memories look like in the brain.

Daily Mail (UK) cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School on the benefits of a "fasting-mimicking diet" on aging and disease development.