• Doctoral Grads Mark End of Long Journey

    Newly minted PhD graduates James Simon, Elizabeth Siantz, Amy He and Anthony Fulginiti show their Trojan pride and anticipation for new careers in the professoriate.

  • Chicago Veteran Study Reveals Larger National Needs

    The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families' study found that the majority of veterans living in and around Chicago experienced transition challenges, much like studies of veterans in Southern California have found.

  • California Social Welfare Archives Recognizes Innovation and Impact

    Former Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks, child welfare advocate Susan Edelstein, and for the first time in CSWA history, a program -- the school’s online master’s program MSW@USC -- were honored at the annual awards ceremony.

  • New Tobacco Products Popular Among Teens

    After a decades-long fight to highlight the dangers of cigarettes, researchers, led by Assistant Professor Tamika Gilreath, are growing increasingly concerned about a new slate of alternative products becoming popular among teens.

  • Apply Now for Nursing@USC

    Our new Department of Nursing is reimagining the nursing community’s role by providing graduates with the foundation to become catalysts for systemic change in community health. Now accepting applications.



Learn about Associate Professor Alice Cepeda's research on crack cocaine use in Mexico City. She is working with a team of promotores, or outreach workers, to engage drug users by giving out safer crack use kits, deliver HIV-risk reduction information, and encourage testing and treatment.


Congratulations to Sue Dworak-Peck, who is just the third graduate of the School of Social Work to be honored in the history of the USC Alumni Association Awards, one of the highest honors from the university.


A gift from USC Trustee Daniel M. Tsai allows for empowerment of older adults using tablets. To date, over 100 elders in Taiwan have participated in a training program for self-care management of diabetes, as part of a study led by Associate Professor Shinyi Wu.

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