USC in the News

USC In the News 12/5/2017

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV's "Cool Kids" segment featured a high school student in the USC School of Pharmacy’s Science Technology and Research/Engineering for Health Academy program (STAR/EHA) and how her internship and participation in research projects have inspired her to pursue a degree in science after graduating. "She is a very motivated student; she's here all the time. When she's not in class, she comes to the lab," said Martine Culty of the USC School of Pharmacy. The program gives students like Samiha Mahin the opportunity to conduct experiments under the guidance of USC professors and postdoctoral researchers. Los Angeles Bangla Times also featured Mahin's story.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured the story of USC student AnnaLaura Ramirez-Arredondo, who will graduate in December with an undergraduate degree in chemical petroleum engineering. Ramirez-Arredondo, who is 30, overcame many personal struggles to achive her degree and credits her success to her adoptive parents and the financial resources USC made available to her. According to the profile, she chose chemical petroleum engineering because Latinos represent less than one percent of those in the field.

Los Angeles Daily News highlighted a partnership between the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School, USC Price School and Los Angeles Police Department on a project to educate officers on how to handle interactions with residents who may be experiencing homelessness, mental illness and addiction. "We think we’re engaged in the single most unique experiment in the country in terms of improving modern policing," said USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School Dean Marilyn Flynn. The story also quoted USC Price School Dean Jack Knott, Erroll Southers of the USC Price School and John Brekke of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about the importance of the Law Enforcement Advanced Development (LEAD) program and how they developed the curriculum.

City News Service featured research by Maria Aranda, William Vega and Francisca Rodriguez of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School's Roybal Institute on Aging that found one out of six millennial caregivers looks after someone with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. The study showed more millennials and young Americans are expected to face caregiving responsibilities in the future because the number of people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia is expected to more than triple by 2050. "Caring for the millennial caregiver is a societal investment with the potential of delaying family burdens and healthcare costs in the future," Aranda said

International Business Times featured research by Constantinos Sioutas of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues that found the level of air pollution in the tunnels for the Los Angeles Red Line train were 10 times higher than the threshold set by the World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency. After collecting samples on trains, platforms and inside a zero-emissions car, cancer and non-cancerous health risks were calculated based on a lifetime of exposure commuting one hour a day, five days a week, for 50 weeks a year, and assuming 30 years of employment.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Carolann Peterson of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on why some women will not tell others that certain physical contact makes them uncomfortable.

Los Angeles Times quoted Joel Hay of the USC School of Pharmacy about who will benefit from the acquisition of Aetna by CVS and how it could impact patients.

BBC quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Rossier School about the importance of rest to improve cognition.

USA Today quoted Jonathan Handel of the USC Gould School about Harvey Weinstein's clout in the entertainment industry prior to the publication of allegations of sexual misconduct.

Northeast Public Radio interviewed James Owens of the USC Marshall School about his anthology, "The World is Just a Book Away."

PopSugar quoted Sherrie Wilcox of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about how Addyi - the "female Viagra" - works differently and treats different symptoms than "traditional" Viagra. quoted Jenny Jacque of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Los Angeles Times cited comments by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the Senate's version of the tax reform bill. The Hill's "12:30 Report" mentioned an op-ed by Kleinbard.

Wired mentioned research by David Traum of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and colleagues to develop a robot that can teach deaf children how to communicate.

The Press-Enterprise published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about the lack of support for workers compensation claims for survivors of the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

The Intercept cited comments by Michael Simkovic of the USC Gould School on how students will be impacted if the federal government institutes caps on graduate student loans.

The University Network profiled Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School and his work with students to experiment with new forms of technology in journalism.