USC in the News

USC In the News 4/20/2018

Reuters highlighted research Parveen Garg of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found seven heart-healthy practices were over 60 percent less likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those who engaged in few or none of the heart-healthy behaviors. "We know that atrial fibrillation is a growing disease... and unlike other cardiovascular diseases, it's not something that we've really targeted to try and prevent," said Garg. The behaviors include: smoking, body mass index (BMI), physical activity, diet, blood pressure, total cholesterol and fasting blood glucose.

Variety featured work by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative to develop an Inclusion rider for use by actors and studios to require gender and racial parity on set. "There’s only one way to change equity in Hollywood: hiring practices have to change. Until they change who gets auditioned and who gets interviewed, who gets cast and who gets considered, because right now it’s a closed system," Smith said. She expects big changes in diversity in the entertainment industry in the coming year.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV quoted Mona Patel Gera of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the need for better health services and increased access to health insurance for low-income families.

The Undefeated quoted Thomas Lenz of the USC Gould School on how the NFL's refusal to hire quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as well as safety Eric Reid may bolster Kaepernick's case against the NFL for conspiring to keep him out of the league because of his political views.

Nature quoted Scott Fraser, USC Provost Professor of biological sciences & biomedical engineering, about a new technique that provides 3D video of living cells inside the body.

BusinessNow quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on the trend in Los Angeles to require private funding for new stadium projects.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on how many urban areas have already reached "peak millennial" capacity.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about the Los Angeles Rams' upcoming football schedule, mentioned USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned Narsing Rao of the Keck School of Medicine of USC became chair of the department of ophthalmology on March 26.

ABC News mentioned research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that tracked the gender and race of performers, writers and producers across the pop music charts and Grammy Awards.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV mentioned USC will host the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Newsweek cited comments by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School about a possible move by the L.A. City Council to fast-track permitting for Elon Musk's proposed underground tunnel project.

The Press-Enterprise noted work by Midori Goto of the USC Thornton School to bring prestigious musicians to communities that do not normally have access to these types of performances.

The Chronicle of Social Change mentioned the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School sends graduate students to counsel trainees at Empower L.A.

Pacific Standard noted research by Diana Younan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found adolescents who were chronically exposed to pollution as children were more likely to be delinquent as teenagers.

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

Fox & Hounds Daily mentioned comments by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on the future of the Republican Party.