USC In The News

USC In the News 1/18/2019

STAT published an op-ed by William Padula of the USC School of Pharmacy on why the U.S. should implement a drug pricing system based on the effectiveness of the medication. Padula recommends replicating parts of the systems in place in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, France and Germany. "It is time to assess the value of drugs compared to their price, and do so in a particularly American way," he wrote.

Science featured work by Adam Huttenlocker of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to preserve the Bear Ears monument. Huttenlocker, a paleontologist, says the Utah monument might have world's densest cache of fossils from the Triassic period. President Donald Trump reduced the protected area by 85 percent putting much of the undiscovered fossils and Native American artifacts at risk of being destroyed.

Los Angeles Sentinel profiled Jehni Robinson of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, who is the new family medicine chair. Since she became interim chair a year ago, Robinson has supported the USC Street Medicine program to provide direct care to those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. "In her year as interim chair, Dr. Robinson rose to every challenge," said Keck School of Medicine Dean Laura Mosqueda.

Los Angeles Times quoted John Vidale of the USC Dornsife College about the possible correlation between oil drilling and seismic activity.

NPR interviewed Phebe Vayanos of the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society about the implicit biases that are programmed into artificial intelligence programs.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on why leaving race out of campus crime suspect descriptions makes a safer environment for students.

CNN interviewed Adam Leventhal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the impact nicotine might have on the adolescent brain.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Mott Smith of the USC Price School about a new proposal before the Los Angeles City Council to ban campaign contributions from real estate developers of significant projects.

KFI-AM interviewed USC School of Dramatics Arts Dean David Bridel and a dramatic arts student about how the school is embracing and teaching digital strategies, such as social media and going viral on YouTube.

Morning Consult quoted Rodney Ramcharan of the USC Marshall School on how the federal government shutdown may impact credit unions.

Scientific American quoted Julie Posselt of the USC Rossier School about the lack of diversity in the astronomy field.

The San Fernando Valley Sun quoted Gregg Brandow of the USC Viterbi School, Christine Goulet of the Southern California Earthquake Center, and John Vidale of the USC Dornsife College about the lessons from the big Northridge earthquake in 1994. La Opinion also quoted Goulet and Vidale.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned discussions held at the December meeting of the USC Board of Trustees.

La Canada Valley Sun mentioned a series on mindful eating at the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

HowStuffWorks noted research by Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College on how messy and cluttered environments can affect males and females differently.

Entertainment Weekly and Gizmodo noted the writer of A Discovery of Witches is Deborah Harkness of the USC Dornsife College.

City News Service and EducationDive mentioned an investigation and settlement regarding a former doctor at USC's student health center.