USC in the News

USC In the News 6/16 to 6/18/2018

The Washington Post featured research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues comparing the rates of dementia among college graduates to the rates among people who did not complete high school. Researchers found that college graduates can expect better cognition for more years after 65 than can people who did not graduate high school. The article also cited older research by Crimmins finding that older Americans are enjoying lengthening periods of good brain health.

KPCC-FM featured research by Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College on about the health effects of fatherhood and the challenges related to funding for studies on fatherhood. “NIH tends to fund maternal child research, so fathers and looking at men's health in conjunction to fatherhood doesn’t sort of get the same [research]. It's not conceptualized in the same way," Saxbe said. Fox News also cited a study by Saxbe on the incidence of postpartum depression among fathers.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" featured research by Yao-Yi Chiang of USC Dornsife College's Spatial Sciences Institute, Cyrus Shahabi of USC Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center and Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School to create the Crosstown traffic database. The researchers found that Chinatown has the most polluted air in Los Angeles County while Altadena has the best air quality.

Sacramento Bee featured Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College among a series of California influencers discussing how the state can address the issue of housing affordability. Pastor believes there are three first steps to be taken on the issue: more rent regulation, more building and streamlining regulations around housing construction.

Medical News Today featured research by Scott Kanoski of the USC Dornsife College on why meals tend to "jog" our memories and the interplay between the brain and the gut. The researchers found that the enteric nervous system's vagus nerve, located in the gastrointestinal tract, is known as the second brain. This system sends signals to the brain's hippocampus, responsible for creating memories, with details of the meal when it notifies the brain that the body is full.

The New York Times quoted Don Hossler of the USC Rossier School on the use of personality traits in the admission process.

The Washington Post quoted Gloria Koo of the USC Dornsife College on the business prospects for South Korean companies in North Korea.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jeffrey Cole of the USC Annenberg School on the sale of the Los Angeles Times and the future of print newspapers.

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Estela Bensimon of the USC Rossier School on concerns related to diversity hiring in higher education.

Vox quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College’s Korean Studies Institute on juche, the official philosophy of North Korea.

San Jose Mercury News quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on restaurant chain IHOP changing its name to IHOB.

Medscape quoted Karen Van Nuys of the USC Schaeffer Center on the “gag clauses” that prohibit pharmacists from discussing lower-cost alternatives or disclosing rebates and net pricing.

STAT quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC School of Pharmacy on pharmaceutical companies' charity programs.

Democrat and Chronicle quoted Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School on the ways people see fathers versus mothers regarding contributions around the home.

Villages Daily Sun quoted Dorian Traube of USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on the increasing occurrence of fatherhood after age 40.

The New York Times, in a story about a professional clarinetist who filed suit against a former girlfriend, noted that Yehuda Gilad teaches at the USC Thornton School. Washington Post, NPR, Inside Higher Ed, KPCC-FM, ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, People Magazine, USA Today, Fox News, Huffington Post, The Guardian, ABC News, Vice News, Slate, Montreal Gazette, Yahoo Lifestyle, Complex, Jezebel, Boing Boing, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Channel News Asia, CBS Sacramento affiliate KOVR-TV, Daily Hive, St. Lucia News also covered the story.

The Washington Post cited a May USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finding that only 10 percent of registered California voters want to go back to the old system of closed partisan primaries.

NPR mentioned that the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has opened an investigation on complaints about a former gynecologist at USC's student health center. Sacramento Bee also noted the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development will hold a hearing to examine how sexual misconduct is reported in the medical profession.

Los Angeles Times cited a study by the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the lack of representation of women and minorities among film reviewers. The Grio and The Undefeated also mentioned the research.

Madame Noire mentioned research by the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the demographics of artists reflected in pop music charts.

Newsweek quoted CNBC citing research from Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School on the prevalence of bots on Twitter.

San Diego Union-Tribune, in a story about the history of the Pacific Electric railway, mentioned that Isaias Hellman was one of USC's founders.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel mentioned that volunteer physicians from Keck Medicine of USC participate in the "Baby and Me" program at Homeboy Industries.

Live Strong, in a story about cosmetic surgery, cited a USC study on the importance of mimicking expressions for interpersonal relationships.

Business Because mentioned that the USC Marshall School of Business's Online MBA is ranked among the top 10 in the US by the US News & World Report.