USC in the News

USC In the News 4/26/2018

Los Angeles Business Journal featured the appointment of Laura Mosqueda as the new dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective May 1. Mosqueda has served as interim dean since October 2017 and is the first woman to lead the largest medical school in California. "[Mosqueda's] exceptional foresight, coupled with her decades of expertise, will surely elevate the meaningful work of our Keck School community as it continues to advance innovation in medical education, patient care and research," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. City News Service also highlighted the appointment.

Fortune published a Q&A with Brian Peck of the USC Gould School about the North American Free Trade Agreement and the economic costs for the United States if it withdraws from the agreement. The two industries facing the greatest impact would be agriculture and automobile manufacturing, according to Peck. He believes that even if a new deal is reached by the United States, Canada and Mexico, it is ultimately up to Congress to accept the new terms.

City News Service featured the launch of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute at the USC Price School. The institute's mission is to develop policies to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles County. USC will foster collaboration among regional experts and share their finding with community partners and policymakers.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jill Johnston of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why soil contamination levels by the former Exide battery plant in Vernon necessitate immediate cleaning to protect residents' health.

CNN interviewed Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on the long path to a denuclearized North Korea.

Bloomberg quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the change in optics for North Korea when Kim Jong Un meets with the South Korean president across the border.

STAT quoted Mark Humayun of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why the human eye could potentially benefit from different cell therapies. The story also references Humayun's recent research collaboration with Amir Kashani of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on a stem cell-based retinal implant.

Al Jazeera interviewed Salpi Ghazarian of the USC Dornsife College's Institute of Armenian Studies about the future of Armenia's government.

Tampa Bay Times quoted Safiya Umoja Noble of the USC Annenberg School on how racist stereotypes are programmed and embedded into online search services.

Deadline Hollywood quoted Robert Rasmussen of the USC Gould School on why parties use lawsuits to stake claims on funds owed by a company undergoing bankruptcy.

Fox News New York City affiliate WNYW-TV quoted Marty Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center on why America is fascinated with President Donald Trump.

KCRW-FM interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on whether California's 25th congressional district is becoming less conservative.

The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter mentioned a review that the paper published on a new book by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College.

The San Diego Union-Tribune mentioned the Daily Trojan in a story about a nationwide effort to protect independent student newsrooms.

Variety mentioned the USC School of Cinematic Arts as a widely known and respected film school.

Deadline Hollywood cited comments by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on why inclusion riders are not the equivalent of diversity quotas.

Mic. mentioned a partnership between the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and Universal Music Group to track diversity within the music industry.

Refinery29 cited comments by Raj Dasgupta on how the amount of sleep an individual needs declines with age.

Vida en el Valle published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on funding to treat valley fever.

Eater LA mentioned Sarah Portnoy of the USC Dornsife College and her work to teach Spanish culture to students through food.

Romper cited comments by Christian Pike of the USC Leonard Davis School on how males and females experience Alzheimer's disease differently.

Women's Health (UK) cited research by Stephen Gruber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found coffee consumption can reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by 50 percent.