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Study: Doctors reduce opioid prescriptions after learning patient overdoses

Will clinicians be more careful about prescribing opioids if they are made aware of the risks of these drugs firsthand? That was one of the key questions researchers explored in a new study published in the August issue of the journal Science. The USC Schaeffer Center’s Jason Doctor was lead author of the study.

Aguila shares data on elderly pensions at OECD conference in Paris

Increasing poverty rates among the elderly have led more than 40 countries to introduce non-contributory pensions. And in many countries, the money is disbursed every two months – instead of monthly – because it’s more cost-effective for governments. However, research from USC Price’s Emma Aguila indicates that monthly disbursements provide greater health benefits. She presented these findings in June at the OECD in Paris.

Price alum elected chair of UW-Milwaukee urban planning department

USC Price School of Public Policy alumna Lingqian (Ivy) Hu, who completed a Master of Planning degree in 2006 and a Ph.D. in Policy, Planning and Development in 2010, was recently elected chair of the department of urban planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning.

Zerunyan offers Armenian public officials lessons on governance, leadership

USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Frank Zerunyan returned to Armenia this summer for a fifth year of executive education efforts training public servants and military leaders in public administration and management. The centerpiece of Zerunyan’s trip was an intensive four-day training course on governance, ethics, collaboration, leadership and strategic planning that he taught at American University of Armenia. The course was attended by officials from the ministries of economics, justice, transportation, energy, finance, defense and sports and entertainment.

Price Center publishes snapshot of homelessness in LA County on KCET

KCET, in partnership with the USC Price Center for Social Innovation in support of the Neighborhood Data for Social Change, published a 2018 snapshot of homelessness in Los Angeles County. 

Capstone helps kids’ career program add funding, expand to more states

For USC Price students Annalee Habstritt, Peter Hach, John McMannis and Stacie Mills, their MPA capstone project – exploring the emerging field of middle school career expo programs – was an opportunity to make a tangible social contribution. The client for the project was Pathways2Possibilities (P2P), which runs career expos for eighth graders and at-risk youth in Mississippi. Their report helped P2P receive increased state funding and expand into South Carolina and Alabama.

USC Price rises to No. 2 in U.S. News rankings; No. 1 in Urban Policy

I am proud to announce that our school is now ranked as No. 2 among the 282 public affairs schools nationwide in the just-released 2019 U.S. News & World Report for Best Graduate Schools in Public Affairs. This reflects a steady rise in our rankings.

California Civic Engagement Project joins USC Price School in Sacramento

The California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP), along with its founder and director Mindy Romero, have joined the USC Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento. The focus of the research center is to provide data and analysis to inform public dialogue about representative governance

In Memoriam: Bonnie Reiss; The Bonnie Reiss Scholarship