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September 22nd, 2021

A computer algorithm called ‘Eva’ may have saved lives in Greece

USC and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business researchers collaborated with Greek researchers and a private company CEO to help Greece do more with less and curb COVID-19’s spread when the country reopened, a study shows. It’s one of the latest examples of how USC researchers deploy artificial intelligence for public good. Contact: Emily Gersema, gersema@usc.edu […]

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September 16th, 2021

Opioid-related deaths increased among less-educated whites following stay-at-home orders

Many communities were already struggling to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic when the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country in the spring of 2020. Contact: Leigh Hopper at lhopper@usc.edu, or Stephanie Hedt at hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu A new study led by researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the L.A. County Medical […]

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September 9th, 2021

Want less pandemic stress? Consider getting vaccinated

A USC Dornsife study finds that people who received a COVID-19 vaccine shot experienced a decrease in mental distress such as anxiety and depression. Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu COVID-19 vaccines are more than just a way to reduce infection from coronavirus. New results from an ongoing USC study show the shot in the arm brings […]

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September 9th, 2021

For veterans of Afghanistan war, conflict continues after US withdrawal

As the nation approaches the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, America has also come full circle with regard to Afghanistan. After 20 years of combat, troops were withdrawn and control was handed over to the Taliban. USC experts reflect on the reverberations of 9/11 and the war’s end — including the impact on veterans, […]

September 8th, 2021

Opioid Overdose Risk Appears Higher in Older Americans, USC Study Indicates

One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims. Contact: Emily Gersema at gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168 or Michele Keller at kellermi@usc.edu or (213) 210-6072 Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains […]

September 8th, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative Continues Regional Workshops Across States

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative will launch a new series of regional workshops ahead of the off-year elections. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-6973 or gersema@usc.edu The initiative to discuss ways to shore up cyber security in campaigns and government elections offices first began with a state-by-state effort in January 2020 that […]

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September 8th, 2021

To tackle architecture’s diversity problem, USC leaders open doors to local youth

Contact: Ron Mackovich, rmackovi@usc.edu or (213.440.1665) 810-8583 The USC School of Architecture has launched A-LAB, a first-of-its-kind college prep program for Los Angeles Unified High School Students. A-LAB aims to attract underrepresented L.A. students to architecture by providing an engaging curriculum, firm and building site visits, mentorship and more. Reinforcing its commitment to driving diversity in the field […]

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September 2nd, 2021

Honorees chosen for 62nd Annual USC Architectural Guild Awards Program

Contact: Ron Mackovich, rmackovi@usc.edu The USC Architectural Guild and the USC School of Architecture have selected 2021 recipients of four awards to be presented at the 62nd annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner on October 19. Leading off the list of recipients is third generation Trojan Jaime Lynnette Lee, who will be honored with the 2021 Distinguished Business Leadership Award. “Jaime Lee […]

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September 1st, 2021

Kids and cannabis: California dispensaries lack adequate screening to keep out minors, USC-UCSD study finds

Young people can be exposed to cannabis marketing and products despite California appearing to have tight laws, according to a new study. Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu or Stephanie Hedt, 213-821-4555 or hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu California bars kids from cannabis dispensaries and shields them from cannabis marketing, but those statewide restrictions aren’t working as well as policymakers had hoped. That’s according […]

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