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USC faculty member wins Award of Excellence for emergency preparedness

USC faculty member wins Award of Excellence for emergency preparedness

Associate Professor Rita Burke, PhD, MPH, has been selected as a 2022 recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP). The organization is a non-profit association in emergency management...

A mental health superhero takes the White House

A mental health superhero takes the White House

Carla Ibarra’s heart still skips a beat when she recalls her trip to Washington D.C. this past May. The MPH candidate visited the White House as part of MTV’s first Mental Health Youth Action Forum. There, she met with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, First Lady Dr. Jill...

USC IIGH Engages in Partnership Building in Kenya

USC IIGH Engages in Partnership Building in Kenya

The leadership of the USC Institute for Inequalities in Global Health (IIGH) team has developed relationships and partnerships around the world for more than two decades on a range of critical global health issues. That experience and connectivity to the field is...

New associate dean to address social justice

New associate dean to address social justice

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, a professor in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences and member of the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, has been appointed to the Associate Dean for Social Justice, a newly created role effective...