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

April 2019

The Vitality Spring 2019 Issue is Now Online!

In this issue, read about how a popular diet trend may have a role in preventing disease and promoting healthy aging.

U.S. Cancer Drug Shortages Rarely Affect Treatment

USC study is the first to analyze consequences of cancer drug shortages nationwide.
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Making an Impact

USC Leonard Davis students are a force for change in their communities and professions.
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PhD Graduate Works to Measure Biological Age

“I think of what I do as really trying to quantify the aging process,” says Morgan Levine PhD '15.
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Aging Fiction Vs Fact

Experts address harmful myths during the What’s Hot in Aging Research at USC conference.
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In the News

Media Highlights Featuring USC Leonard Davis Experts 

PBS Next Avenue featured a partnership between the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and L.A.’s Kingsley Manor, in which students live in the retirement community alongside older residents and provide support to their neighbors.

Global Health News Wire and The Philadelphia Inquirer featured research by Mireille Jacobson of the USC Leonard Davis School and USC Schaeffer Center on whether recorded shortages of certain chemotherapy drugs impacted patient care. Jacobson found that although some of the chemotherapy drugs most frequently used Medicare patients had a shortage listed by the Food and Drug Administration, there was no significant impact on patient care.

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Paul Irving of the USC Leonard Davis School about jobs and aging.

Newsday reported on research by Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School on how much sleep Americans get.

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