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October 5th, 2021

USC experts assess damage, impact from Huntington Beach oil spill

A smell both unfamiliar and unwanted hangs over the northern Orange County coast, as oil fouls the irreplaceable air, water and marshlands. A spill estimated at 126,000 gallons has closed beaches and shaken Californians already reeling from the combined environmental impacts of drought and wildfires. USC experts are ready to talk about the spill’s impact and […]

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 After 20 years of combat, troops were withdrawn and control was handed over to the Taliban.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, […]

August 25th, 2021

Back to school: Educators and families confront learning losses and mental health challenges

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Are the kids alright? The answer is complicated. The usual chaotic back-to-school period is now unusual — marked by a COVID-19 delta variant surge and continued vaccine hesitancy in some parts of the country. While limiting children’s exposure to the virus, school administrators, staff and families must also manage educational setbacks […]

August 16th, 2021

With the clock ticking on climate disaster, USC experts see ways to respond

Climate change is a dire threat and we should immediately pivot away from fossil fuels that are warming the planet. That’s the scientific advice in a recent landmark report by the world’s scientific authority on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report details how humans have fueled climate change at an […]

July 23rd, 2021

The 2020 Olympic Games take center stage

Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu After a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Olympics kicked off today in Tokyo. USC experts are available to discuss how athletes trained during the pandemic, what measures have been taken to reduce exposures and security risks, and controversies surrounding the games. In addition, USC […]

June 22nd, 2021

USC researchers share their discoveries on Alzheimer’s disease, discuss a new drug and other potential therapies

USC remains among the top private institutions in federal funding for Alzheimer’s research, and its fleet of dedicated researchers continue to lead the way on understanding the disease. Now, during Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness month, USC scientists are covering new ground, revealing cultural barriers to reaching people who need support with care, learning why […]

June 17th, 2021

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery and the continuing struggle for liberty and justice

Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu As America grapples with racism and extremism, the Juneteenth celebration of the end of slavery has taken on new significance. This week, Congress established June 19 as a federal holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery 156 years ago. USC experts are available to discuss the significance of Juneteenth […]

June 7th, 2021

FDA approves the first new Alzheimer’s medication in nearly 20 years

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of the drug aducanumab for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Aducanumab is the first new Alzheimer’s medication to receive approval since 2003. About six million people in the U.S. and an estimated 30 million worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. USC experts are available to discuss […]

May 6th, 2021

Pandemic and child loss are among challenges for mothers around the world

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu As Mother’s Day approaches, USC experts describe challenges to mothers at home and in the workplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other global health challenges.   Pregnancy, childbirth and isolation during the pandemic Associate professor of psychology Darby Saxbe studies couples expecting a baby, from pregnancy to postpartum, and measures […]