Archive for 2013
The Chronicle of Philanthropy profiled Leonard D. Schaeffer, Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor at USC, who with wife Pamela Schaeffer is a benefactor of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. In 2012, they donated $25 million to support the center. Leonard Schaeffer, who teaches health care leadership and management, is also a member of the USC Price School Board of Councilors. “Our nation faces grave health and fiscal challenges,” he said. “The time was right to support this center because its rigorous, independent, and interdisciplinary research provides the foundation for designing effective policies to address these issues in both the public and private sectors.”
KQED-FM featured research by Professor Dowell Myers of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy finding that California’s child population is declining. As a result, there won’t be enough young workers to replace retiring baby boomers, Myers said. “It’s been sneaking up on us gradually, and it has finally arrived,” he added. He said that the trend has wide policy implications, creating a need for more education initiatives.
The USC Center for Sustainable Cities conducts multidisciplinary research, education and planning and policy outreach efforts on the environmental, social and economic sustainability challenges facing metropolitan regions, and contributes to the development of public policy and planning that improves the natural and human environment of cities.
Schaeffer Center aims to promote health and value in health care delivery through innovative research and policy in the United States and internationally. The center brings together policy experts and health economists from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the School of Pharmacy.
The Institute focuses on the responsibility of leaders to implement policies that most benefit the people they serve. Its five priority areas: education, energy and environment, fiscal and economic policy, health and human wellness, and political reform.
The Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed co-authored by Raphael Bostic, USC Price professor and director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, about L.A.’s housing crunch. Bostic and colleague made several suggestions for addressing a lack of affordable rental housing. “Los Angeles is an expensive place to live,” they wrote. “This won’t change. The next mayor must take an assertive approach and deal with the affordability challenges directly.”
Variety quoted Senior Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about film industry support of Los Angeles mayoral candidates.