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Penny-wise or Pound-foolish: Schaeffer Center Examines Impact of Medicaid Access Restrictions on Psychiatric Drugs

Roberta Diaz Brinton discusses women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease on Science Friday.

Antidepressant plus Dye Yields Tumor-Targeting Molecule that Finds and Blocks Prostate Cancer in Lab Animals

An Unexpected Gift from a National Hero

At the end of last year, the USC School of Pharmacy received an unexpected gift of over $100,000 from the estate of Captain Walter F. Mazzone, who earned a BS in pharmacy from the School in 1948. The gift was part of the Mazzone estate plan which also provided donations to the Harvard School of […]

Dana Goldman Shows Why Delayed Aging Research is a Smart Investment Given Our Aging Population

In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Walter Wolf

Choosing the Best Medicare Part D Plan with a Little Help from the Trojan Family

Choosing the right health care plan is challenging for people of any age, but can especially be difficult for seniors, who often take several prescription medications. With this year’s Medicare open enrollment period extending through December 7, a group of USC School of Pharmacy students spent several days holding counseling sessions for USC retirees to […]

Professor Brad Williams Featured in NPR Story on Overmedication in Nursing Homes

Hamm-Alvarez Appointed Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

VICE DEAN SARAH HAMM-ALVAREZ APPOINTED FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTISTS Hamm-Alvarez received the honor at the association’s annual meeting. Sarah Hamm-Alvarez has been recognized by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists for her breakthrough translational research. Hamm-Alvarez – the Gavin S. Herbert Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, executive vice dean and the vice […]

Looking for the Next Great Translational Research Idea

Looking for the Next Great Translational Research Idea If you’re on the faculty at the USC School of Pharmacy, opportunity is knocking. Board of Councilor member Gale Bensussen and his wife, Jane Bensussen, have earmarked a $300,000 gift for pilot funding awards to support creative translational research. The will provide up to $50,000 to support […]

Dean Vanderveen Decides to Pass Baton Next Summer…USC Seeks Next School of Pharmacy Dean

Next summer, Dean R. Pete Vanderveen will step down as dean of the USC School of Pharmacy, having  decided not to seek a third term. Vanderveen took the helm at the School in September 2005. “The decision is a bittersweet one,” says Vanderveen. “When I arrived at the School more than nine years ago, I […]

Schaeffer Center Models Show Explosion in US Alzheimer’s Disease Costs in Coming Decades