USC in the News

USC In the News 7/1 to 7/5/2017

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Sandy Banks of the USC Annenberg School's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy on how law enforcement training may help reduce fatal interactions between police and citizens. "Unless we overcome the stereotypes that research shows we all carry around in our heads, 'dangerous' will be the default label that black bodies wear, and fear will drive the choices that police officers make," she wrote.

KPCC-FM featured research by Jacquelyn McCroskey of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in partnership with the Children's Data Network and colleagues that found the percentage of infants born full-term and at normal weight improved across Los Angeles County and among all ethnic groups. The data was collected between 2007 and 2012 and research shows preterm births and low birth weights are the leading causes of infant death in America.

The Bakersfield Californian featured a new partnership between Keck Medicine of USC's Neurorestoration Center to bring an epilepsy program and center to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield. It is the first time USC has partnered with a Kern County health care provider and now local epilepsy patients will not have to travel outside the Central Valley to receive treatment for this common neurological condition. The story also quoted Joseph Chen of Keck Medicine of USC.

IANS (India) highlighted a robotic kidney transplant surgery performed by Inderbir Gill of Keck Medicine of USC. The surgery was the first of its kind on a man suffering from renal failure. "The family was apprised about the latest robotic technology, its benefits, lesser risk of post-operative infections, lesser pain, minimal blood loss and a faster return to normalcy," said Gill. The procedure was performed in Mumbai, India.

Los Angeles Times quoted Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the end of Channel 18's international programming and its impact on Los Angeles' immigrant communities.

NPR interviewed Bart Campolo of the USC Office of Religious Life about his work as a humanist chaplain at USC.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on how cuts to Medicaid in the Senate's health care bill will affect the profits of insurers.

The Hill quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on why it is likely Chief Justice John Roberts likely developed the compromise the Supreme Court handed down in its decision to review President Donald Trump's travel ban.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California politics, including resistance to state health care bills, a bill to increase transparency for campaign ad spending and the impact of the Democratic Party's supermajority.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the backlash against lobbying by certain groups in response to California's single-payer health care proposal.

Inverse quoted Michael Habib of Keck Medicine of USC about what the 1988 animated film "The Land Before Time" portrayed accurately (second story here).

Mother Jones quoted Scott Altman of the USC Gould School on whether actions by President Donald Trump's aides constituted blackmail under the law.

Forbes quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on why Los Angeles County recirculates its population to the surrounding areas.

The Charlotte Observer quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sport Business Institute about the pressures on NBA franchises and cities to continually renovate player facilities and stadiums.

China Daily quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on how an audit of Chinese box office performance could lead to greater profits for studios for future films.

Law.com quoted Michael Simkovic of the USC Gould School on why the needs of undergraduate students are given more attention than those of graduate students.

Capitol Weekly quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the overblown national hype about Senator Kamala Harris' political trajectory.

Los Angeles Times and The Advocate cited a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender and racial parity in directorial roles for the highest grossing films. Vox Media, Newsweek, Salon and Pop Sugar noted a separate study by Smith and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and colleagues finding emissions have not decreased under the cap-and-trade program.

The Huffington Post cited comments by Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School about the importance of mental health considerations as civil rights issues.

Business Insider published a profile of Rosemary She Bender and Jeffrey Bender of Keck Medicine of USC and their paper about raising a "no-diaper" baby.

The Korea Times published commentary by Kyung Moon Hwang of the USC Dornsife College about the legacy of the U.S.-South Korean alliance and possible changes under presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in.

The Telegraph (UK) mentioned research by USC Viterbi School student Daniela Glaser and colleagues on how women are more likely to face tougher questions during interviews at academic engineering departments. Glamour and Elle Magazine (UK) also mentioned the study.

Laconia Daily Sun published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School on why it is unlikely civility will return to politics while Donald Trump is president.