USC in the News

USC In the News 7/21/2017

KPCC-FM featured research by Lon Schneider of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues on the impact of a healthier lifestyle in reducing dementia risk. Experts from around the world and USC identified nine risk factors for dementia: education to a maximum of age 15; hypertension, hearing loss and obesity in middle age; and smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation and diabetes in late life.

KPCC-FM highlighted research by Will Berelson of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues on a new process to speed up the transformation of carbon dioxide into alkaline water. "It's not lost on us that maybe there's an opportunity to make a dent in the C02 problem," said Berelson.

The Guardian (UK) published commentary by Sofia Gruskin of the USC Gould School and Keck Medicine of USC on how new and emerging technologies can transform how doctors and public health officials communicate about sexual health. Gruskin highlighted several projects presented at the first Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing on how to share sex and relationship information in new ways, such as reaching Grindr users about HIV risk and virtual sex education to overcome cultural taboos.

Clarin (Argentina) profiled Marcelo Pablo Coba of Keck Medicine of USC's Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute and his work to identify genetic mutations that cause certain neurological disorders. By mapping out these pathologies, Coba hopes researchers will be able to develop drugs specific to conditions, such as autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and others.

United Press International featured research by Tom Chang of the USC Marshall School and a colleague finding that shuttered retail storefronts, including medical marijuana dispensaries, or MMDs, may lead to increased crime in a neighborhood. Their research looked specifically at the influence of closing MMDs, which have previously been thought to increase crime in an area. CityWatch LA also highlighted the research.

The Washington Post quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center about the Congressional Budget Office's assessment of the second version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

CBS News quoted David Agus of Keck Medicine of USC about Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis and treatment plan.

NBC News quoted Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School about the necessary review process for Elon Musk to build a hyperloop tunnel between Washington, D.C., and New York City.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about the pardon power of the American president.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Judy Muller of the USC Annenberg School about the media coverage of O.J. Simpson's parole hearing.

The Huffington Post quoted Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC on how technology can impair sleeping patterns.

PBS' "Well Read" interviewed Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College about his fiction and non-fiction writing in the current political climate.

HowStuffWorks quoted Neeraj Sood of the USC Schaeffer Center on how the majority of health care spending in the United States is spent on a very small percentage of the population.

South China Morning Post quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the warm reception an Indian-produced film received from Chinese audiences.

The New York Times, in a story about novelist Brad Thor, mentioned T.C. Boyle teaches at the USC Dornsife College.

Los Angeles Times published a follow-up story about the former dean of Keck Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito (additional mentions here and here). The Chronicle of Higher Education also did a story on Puliafito and USA Today produced a video about the Times' report. Politico linked to the Los Angeles Times' story in its "California Playbook" newsletter.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about the parole release of O.J. Simpson, mentioned a trophy on Heisman display at Heritage Hall and the Cowlings Residential College at USC Village. The story also included comments by USC President C. L. Max Nikias about the anonymous gift to endow and name the Cowlings Residential College.

The Economist, in a story about Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to combat gerrymandering, mentioned the USC Price School's Schwarzenegger Institute.

U.S. News & World Report mentioned the USC Marshall School has one of the best MBA programs in the country that offers a focus on entrepreneurship.

Forbes cited research by Fred Cook, director of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Public Relations, and colleagues on the evolution of the public relations industry.

Forbes published a Quora answer by Keck Medicine of USC that included comments by Michael Johns, director of Keck Medicine of USC's Voice Center on how heartburn might contribute to esophageal cancer.

BisNow mentioned the Target at USC Village will open on July 23.

HBO's "The Defiant Ones" mentioned the USC Iovine Young Academy and Jimmy Iovine's 2013 commencement address at USC.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about the political past and future of California Governor Jerry Brown.