USC in the News

USC In the News 6/27/2017

The Hill published an op-ed by Joel Strom of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute on why GOP politicians should solicit the support of doctors for the U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act. "As long as that plan includes more choice and more protection for the doctor-patient relationship while protecting the neediest, doctors will have reformers’ backs. And that might just save their political necks," Strom wrote.

The Hill highlighted an open letter crafted by Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden, USC presidential professor of health economics of the USC Price School, USC Dornsife College and USC Schaeffer Center, and more than three dozen other economists against the U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act. McFadden and colleagues argued "the Senate bill would narrow coverage, and by driving relatively healthy people from the market, raise premiums for those who remain."

The Nation highlighted Percival Everett of the USC Dornsife College and his new book, "So Much Blue." "So Much Blue" tells the story of a middle-aged painter who wrestles with lifelong secrets. "The most privileged person can certainly be tormented by real problems, but despite its moments of brilliance, this is not a novel I would have finished if it had not been written by someone named Percival Everett," the reviewer wrote.

Global News (Canada) profiled Rosemary She Bender and Jeffrey Bender of Keck Medicine of USC and their paper about raising a "no-diaper" baby. Although the Benders were able to successfully implement "elimination communication," when a caregiver assists an infant in eliminating waste without a diaper, they acknowledge it is not feasible for all families.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Heidi Rummel of the USC Gould School about the likelihood of getting a conviction in a homicide case without the victim's body. The Sun (UK) cited Rummel's comments.

Bloomberg quoted Seth Stodder of the USC Gould School on how Homeland Security officials will implement President Donald Trump's travel ban as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bloomberg's "Daybreak: Asia" quoted Robert Rasmussen of the USC Gould School about the value of air-bag maker Takata Corp. following a bankruptcy and wide-reaching recall of its products.

Kaiser Health News quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about the impact the U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act will have on Americans who cannot afford their insurance premiums.

Houston Chronicle quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School about a conference held by the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Texas, which is affected by California's ban on state-funded travel to states that allow discrimination against LGBTQ people.

Advertising Age quoted Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School on how consumers can learn about products through their social networks instead of visiting a retail location.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy mentioned a $70 million gift by Andre Young and Jimmy Iovine to form the USC Iovine Young Academy.

Forbes published a Quora answer by Keck Medicine of USC that included comments by Mike Nguyen of Keck Medicine of USC about the importance of staying hydrated to avoid getting kidney stones.