USC in the News

USC In the News 3/20/2018

The New York Times profiled Kenji Inaba of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and his plans to study the efficacy of Xstat, a syringe that can stop bleeding from penetration wounds that are narrow and deep. "It’s a simple mechanical device. We’re very selective about who’s gotten it, and it stops the bleeding. It fills a relatively specific niche where there isn’t a good alternative right now," Inaba said. Inaba also serves as a reserve police officer and trauma surgeon, and has used the device 14 times in the hospital. He hopes the device will become more efficient and less costly so it can be widely used in the field to treat gunshot wounds.

Fox's "Top30" featured research by Karen Van Nuys, Geoffrey Joyce, Dana Goldman and colleagues at the USC Schaeffer Center on how many patients overpay for prescription medications with their copays. According to Karen Van Nuys, customers would be better off paying cash 23 percent of the time.

The Washington Post quoted Julie Albright of the USC Dornsife College on why a younger partner may be seeking to fill a psychological need by seeking out an older romantic partner.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on attribution theory and why a person might start to believe something if multiple sources confirm the information.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Geoffery Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center on how insurers and drug manufacturers use coupons as a reason to charge more for prescription medication.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock of the USC Dornsife College about the latest news from Donald Trump's administration.

Nature quoted Jie Ren of the USC Dornsife College on how scientists now search for viruses by examining DNA samples.

Columbia Journalism Review quoted Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School on the United States' diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia.

El Mercurio (Chile) quoted Gerarado Munck of the USC Dornsife College about President Donald Trump's trip to Latin America.

Newsy interviewed Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about whether young people are psychologically able to separate ads from influencers and relationships.

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

Miami Herald reported Henri Ford of the Keck School of Medicine of USC will be the new dean of the University of Miami's medical school.

Yahoo cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on how a fasting mimicking diet may help individuals lose weight. MindBodyGreen also mentioned Longo's research.

TechCrunch noted Larry Ellison donated $200 million to USC to found the Lawrence K. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine. The story mentioned David Agus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is the institute's founding director.