Aging news & insights from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
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Aging is Happening

March 2018

Video: Students identified several "Lifespan Improvement Districts" within the Los Angeles area, each with its own unique challenges for age friendliness.
Students take steps to make Los Angeles more livable for seniors
USC students develop interactive tools to help improve quality of life for older adults. 
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New study asks if 60 is the new 50
Americans may be aging more slowly than they were two decades ago
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Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto
Easing the caregiving burden
Community leader spearheads a support group at First AME Church of Los Angeles. 
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Laura Corrales-Diaz Pomatto
Research that reflects the community
Healthy Minds Research Volunteer Corps links scientists with research participants from across L.A. 
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In the News

Media Highlights Featuring USC Leonard Davis Experts 

Forbes and Next Avenue ran a column by USC Leonard Davis School Dean Pinchas Cohen on how universities drive innovation in aging. “As we consider the drivers of the new longevity economy... it is important to acknowledge the crucial roles that universities play in fostering this entrepreneurial enterprise that recognizes aging as an age of opportunity,” Cohen said.

The Washington Post quoted Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School about a study that found the Great Recession raised Americans blood pressure. “If you’re working with that much data and you get that much change, there’s something there in terms of causation,” Crimmins said. 

The New York Times, in a story about the anti-aging field, mentioned research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School on the possible health benefits of fasting-mimicking diet.

The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by USC Leonard Davis School Distinguished Scholar in Residence Paul Irving on why Winston Churchill stands as an example against employers’ ageist assumptions about people being “over the hill.”

The Scientist noted research by Mara Mather of the USC Leonard Davis School on the impact of positive feedback on an individual’s ability to complete a task while under stress.

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