USC in the News

USC In the News 2/13/2018

The Hill published an op-ed by Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center and a colleague on why supporting treatments that decrease the demand of organ transplants for some diseases can free up available organs for other diseases. "We should recognize that for any disease in which organ transplants are in short supply, better treatment of another disease may spare more organs for transplant. Put another way, if we do a better job forestalling the complications of diabetes, then patients with hypertension will also benefit," they wrote.

The Conversation published an analysis of the origins of Valentine's Day by Lisa Bitel of the USC Dornsife College. According to Bitel, there is no reliable information on the origins of Valentine's Day as a holiday to celebrate love and affection. Scholars have found little evidence linking St. Valentine to any of the traditions associated with the holidays. "And much like love itself, St. Valentine and his reputation as the patron saint of love are not matters of verifiable history, but of faith," she wrote.

The Sacramento Bee published commentary by William Tierney and Michael Lanford of the USC Rossier School's Pullias Center for Higher Education on a new California State University initiative to remove placement tests and remedial classes. Rather than eliminating an ineffective program, Tierney and Lanford argue for reform of the remedial system to better serve students and prepare them for the workforce.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Jason Squire of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the possible sale of Weinstein Co.'s assets.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how the new tax laws will negatively impact foreign firms.

Los Angeles Times quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer School about President Donald Trump's proposal to lower drug prices. The Washington Examiner cited Joyce's comments.

Harvard Business Review quoted Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School on how artificial intelligence can improve the legal profession.

Variety quoted Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate and Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, on whether federal funding for the arts is secure for the next fiscal year.

Yahoo (UK) quoted Laura Castañeda of the USC Annenberg School on why the media is making comparisons between Ivanka Trump and Kim Yo Jong because of their gender.

Deadline Hollywood quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on how China uses access to their entertainment markets as political leverage.

The Wall Street Journal cited research by Dana Goldman and Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center that shows three pharmacy benefit managers control two-thirds of the market.

The Atlantic's "CityLab" cited research by Caleb Finch of the USC Leonard Davis School, Jiu-Chiuan Chen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Constantinos Sioutas of the USC Viterbi School about the possible impact of pollution exposure on the development of dementia, especially among older women.

The Huffington Post published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on the health impacts of gentrification.

The Huffington Post cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

La Cañada Valley Sun published a story about staff service awards given out by USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.