USC in the News

USC In the News 7/25/2018

U.S. News & World Report highlighted research by Jon-Patrick Allem of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how automated accounts on social media can spread false medical information. Allem found that automated accounts were much more likely to equate smoking cessation with vaping. "In the case of tobacco, supplements, diet plans, medications, I could see anything that has a financial tie like that, this would be a piece of technology they could use to perpetuate certain messages and targeted messages," Allem said.

Fortune highlighted the USC Marshall School and its first MBA class to reach gender parity. "We know industry is looking for more women for leadership-level positions so it will give us a chance to satisfy those needs from our employers," said USC Marshall School Dean James Ellis. Fifty-two percent of the incoming class is women this year, compared to just 32 percent last year. Additional mention here.

The Scientist featured research by Daniel Benjamin of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research on genetic markers that may predict educational attainment. Although the roughly 1,300 genes identified served as a reliable predictor for some demographics, the conclusions did not hold true for all Americans. Benjamin hopes to grow the study to more than 2 million people and expects to find thousands more genes linked to education. Slate, ABC News (Australia), IANS and Press Trust of India highlighted the study's findings.

San Marino Tribune profiled Antreas Hindoyan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and his recent USC Choi Family Award for excellence in patient-centered care. "Dr. Hindoyan is a fierce advocate for his patients and never ceases to put their interests before his own," said Ray Matthews of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on why pledges by pharmaceutical companies to keep drug prices down are rarely kept.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute on why California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom is trying to avoid a widely publicized debate with Republican candidate John Cox.

KCRW-FM interviewed Ruth Wallach of the USC Libraries about the architectural character of Los Angeles.

Inside Edition quoted Armand Dorian of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Verdugo Hills Hospital about the symptoms of heat stroke.

Healthline quoted Eu Meng Law of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how new x-ray imaging technology may be practically used in the field.

CNN covered allegations against a former doctor at USC's student health center. ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV, Inquisitr, Glamour, Kaiser Health News, City News Service and Campus Safety Magazine mentioned the ongoing legal battle.

Bloomberg and Law360 noted a case involving retirement plans for USC employees.

Forbes cited research by Jeffrey Cole of the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future on the number of hours people spend on the internet each week.

The Wrap noted a federal investigation into whether USC unfairly privileges women over men.

Variety noted research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Houston Chronicle and Austin American Statesman also cited the study.

Entrepreneur noted Elon Musk spoke at the USC Viterbi School's 2014 commencement ceremony.

Nature mentioned research by Paul Aisen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute on possible drug therapies for Alzheimer's disease.