USC in the News

USC In the News 8/7/2018

The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) featured research by Rebecca Myerson of the USC School of Pharmacy which showed low-income people with diabetes fare better under expanded Medicaid, in states which expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act. The study found Medicaid patients filled about 40 percent more prescriptions for diabetes drugs, in 30 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility in 2014 and 2015. The story was also covered by Health Day.

The Wall Street Journal published research by Maria Aranda of the USC Roybal Institute demonstrating the life changes experienced by millennials who care for family members with dementia. Aranda’s research showed caregivers born between 1981 and 1996 can experience a disruption when making decisions about starting a family or buying a home. About a third of millennial caregivers reported they’ve suffered career setbacks, including termination, because of the demands of caregiving.

Forbes featured a story about how the USC Marshall School of Business enrolls as many female MBA students as male students. The article looks at how women are graded differently than men and continue to earn less than males. “We are proud to achieve this distinction,” said James Ellis, dean of the USC Marshall School. “Our ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion is playing out in real numbers now.”

The New York Times quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about the legal challenges facing Donald Trump, Jr., in the ongoing special prosecutor investigation.

Fox News interviewed Bob Shrum of the USC Dornsife College on the record number of women running for political office this election cycle.

Inquisitr quoted Victor Adamichik of the USC Viterbi School about advancements in Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.

Los Angeles Times cited expertise of Earl Paysinger of USC Civic Engagement, in a story about school security.

KPCC-FM and City News Service mentioned allegations against a former doctor at USC's student health center. The story was also reported by CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, and ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV.

La Cańada Valley Sun reported the opening of a Healing Arts gallery show at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

TechCrunch mentioned research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on monitoring Twitter conversations.

EducationDive mentioned research by Suneal Kolluri, graduate student at the USC Rossier School, on the efficacy of Advanced Placement tests.