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Southers quoted on identifying potential shooters in the workplace before incidents occur

The Washington Post quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on identifying potential shooters in the workplace before incidents occur.

Romero and colleagues publish op-ed about changes to California statewide ballots

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Mindy Romero of the USC Price School’s California Civic Engagement Project and two colleagues about changes to California statewide ballots. Within the next few years, Los Angeles County voters will automatically receive vote-by-mail ballots that they can return, or they can visit voting centers that will be open either three or 10 days before Election Day. “The changes could lead to more participation, which is a good thing, but as we move into this new voting era, we should also take a moment to remember and celebrate the polling place,” they wrote.

Price School Participates in Next Generation Ethics Conference

By Matthew Kredell USC Price Dean Jack H. Knott and Prof. Frank Zerunyan participated in a Next Generation Ethics Conference hosted April 26 by the USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making. Ali Abbas, director of the Neely Center, shared that the Keck School of Medicine recently joined the Marshall School of Business, Viterbi School of Engineering and Price School of Public Policy in housing the multidisciplinary Center that seeks to inspire and […]

Green quoted about home prices in Southern California

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about home prices in Southern California.

Price Professor Roberto Suro named Berlin Prize fellow

Roberto Suro is taking his research into the challenges that recent flows of asylum seekers pose for many Western democracies on the road. The USC professor with a joint appointment at the Price School of Public Policy and Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has been named a recipient of the Berlin Prize, a semester-long fellowship awarded annually to scholars, writers and artists based in the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.
For the fall 2019 semester, the Berlin Prize will provide Suro with the time and resources to step back from daily obligations to engage in academic projects he might not otherwise pursue.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity,” Suro said. “Getting undistracted time to think and write, that alone is quite extraordinary. The combination of library time, sitting in a quiet place and writing, and being out in Berlin and Germany more broadly observing this extraordinary moment in Europe, and trying to really understand what it tells us about this topic and what is happening here.”

Sloane interviewed about a new law in Washington state that will allow the composting of human remains

KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk” interviewed David Sloane of the USC Price School about a new law in Washington state that will allow the composting of human remains.

Melnick quoted on how hospital consolidation affects prices

Axios quoted Glenn Melnick of the USC Price School on how hospital consolidation affects prices.

Sloane quoted about environmentally-friendly and more cost-effective funeral options

Vox quoted David Sloane of the USC Price School about environmentally-friendly and more cost-effective funeral options.

Sood quoted on the possibility that CVS Caremark may have used information it gathered from the pharmacy benefit manager aspect of its business to increase its retail profits

Columbus Dispatch quoted Neeraj Sood of the USC Schaeffer Center on the possibility that CVS Caremark may have used information it gathered from the pharmacy benefit manager aspect of its business to increase its retail profits.

USC Schaeffer Center study on copayment amounts featured by CBS Dallas affiliate KTVT-TV

CBS Dallas affiliate KTVT-TV featured a study from the USC Schaeffer Center that found the copayment amount is higher than the retail price in one out of four prescriptions filled. When copays are higher, researchers determined that insured patients are being overcharged an average of $7.69.