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Nov 2017: Trojan Looks into Financial Exploitation of Elderly

USC’s Gerson Galdamez is among 40 graduate students joining the national Health Policy Research Scholars program. Galdamez, a student at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, will focus on elder abuse interventions and the prevention of financial exploitation among older adults. The research program is led by George Washington… link to article

Aug 2017: Not All Perpetrators of Elder Abuse are the Same

While many people might assume that those who abuse and neglect older adults are all bad people who should be separated from victims and face criminal penalties, a recent study from USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and Stanford University offers a more nuanced view of abusers and how to… link to article

June 2017: 6 Myths About Elder Abuse

PBS’ “Next Avenue” quoted Kathleen Wilber of the USC Leonard Davis School on how the signs of elder abuse are not always apparent. link to article

June 2017: USC Davis Student Researchers Honored at UCLA

Two USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology students received awards for outstanding research posters at the 22nd Annual UCLA Research Conference on Aging May 2. Human Development and Aging student Sarah Wong ’18 and PhD in Gerontology student Kylie Meyer each presented winning posters within their respective categories. Wong won… link to article

May 2017: USC Davis School Faculty Win Grants to Explore New Ways to Improve Health

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Research Associate Professor Donna Benton and Research Assistant Professor Kelvin Yen have been named the 2017 recipients of the Hanson-Thorell Family Research Scholarships, awards that support junior faculty members as they explore new avenues of research. Benton and Yen will each receive $25,000 in… link to article

Feb 2017: Why More Firms Should Adopt the Facebook Bereavement Policy

PBS’ “NextAvenue” quoted Kate Wilber of the USC Davis School of the positive impact extended paid bereavement time can have on an employee’s relationship with an employer. link to article

Oct 2016: USC Supports Task Force to Improve Well-being for Family Caregivers

Cheryl Brown made a promise to her mother. “My mother said, ‘don’t you put me in a nursing home. Don’t you do that to me’,” said Brown, who cared for her mother at home after she suffered a stroke. Brown actually became a family caregiver at age 12 when she… link to article

Sep 2016: How Can Health Care Professionals Protect Seniors from Elder Abuse?

Doctors, first responders and other health care professionals can use techniques inspired by law enforcement to better identify and address cases of elder abuse, according to a clinical case study led by USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology researchers. Marti DeLiema PhD ’15 is first author of the case study… link to article

Sep 2016: Viewpoints: Capturing the Untapped Potential of Older Adults

Our youth-centric standard of physical ability, beauty, and performance leaves most of us out, including many older adults. What would happen if all of us were valued for being “just like us” and could bring our unique contributions to a common purpose? Consider what we could accomplish if older adults… link to article

May 2016: Davis School Teams Up with Local Leaders to Make Los Angeles More Age-Friendly

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has joined forces with the County of Los Angeles Community and Senior Services (CSS), the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, AARP, The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, and the UCLA Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for Research in… link to article

May 2016: Davis School Student Finds Purpose in Protecting Older Adults

When Gerson Galdamez first arrived undeclared at USC, he knew that he wanted to pursue something meaningful. When he graduates this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Aging from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, he’ll make a difference by researching how to protect older… link to article

Dec 2015: New Research Advances Definition of Person-Centered Care

Putting people at the center of their own health care may seem intuitive, but it is an approach that is not widely practiced in the medical community. An interprofessional panel of eldercare experts convened by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), in collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC) and… link to article

Dec 2015: USC Davis PhD Student Recognized for Elder Abuse Injury Research

The Gerontological Society of America Social Research, Policy, and Practice section recently recognized a USC Davis School PhD in Gerontology student for research on how health care providers can differentiate intentional injuries from unintentional injuries in older adults when providing emergency care. Jeanine Yonashiro-Cho’s presentation about her elder abuse research… link to article

Nov 2015: Representing USC Davis at GSA 2015

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Conference provides a platform for showcasing research and establishing professional academic connections across the U.S. and abroad. The Secure Old Age Lab had a considerable presence at the 2015 GSA Conference in Florida, representing some of the social aging research being conducted at… link to article

June 2014: New Study Reveals Tactics Used For Training Sales Associates to Deceive Older Adults

Why do telemarketers and other sales persons seem to have no moral qualms peddling bogus products and services to consumers? Do they know that they are actively participating in a scam? Do they care? A new study from the USC Davis School of Gerontology helps answer these questions. Researchers analyzed… link to article

May 2013: The Fight to End Elder Abuse

USC Davis School doctoral student Marguerite DeLiema served as the keynote speaker for Fresno’s “Elder Abuse Prevention Conference 2013: Protecting an Aging Population,” held on May 8. “I was very pleased to present on our 2012 study on the prevalence and risk factors of elder abuse among low-income Latino elders… link to article

December 2012: USC Davis School Students Shine in Older Adult Friendly App Competition

Helping seniors harness the social media revolution for their increased health and happiness is a major component in USC Davis School of Gerontology Dean Pinchas Cohen’s plans for the future of the institution. Dubbing this phenomenon “Digital Aging,” he held a competition for USC Davis School students and staff to… link to article

July 2012: USC Study Examines Abuse of Low-Income Latino Elders

A sobering new study by researchers from the USC Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported. More than 40 percent of Latino elders told Spanish-speaking interviewers that they had been abused or neglected in the last year — yet only 1.5 percent of… link to article