In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health Research Symposium

This half-day research focused symposium April 21, 2017, was the capstone event concluding the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration’s year-long series focusing on transgender issues at the intersection of law and global health. Global and national experts from a variety of relevant disciplinary perspectives addressed the state of the field, ongoing work in their … Continue reading In Transition: Gender [Identity], Law & Global Health Research Symposium

Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the annual Operation Smile Research Fellowship offers scholars the opportunity to assist in researching the genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of oral clefts in children. Please join us in welcoming our third cohort of Operation … Continue reading Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

03/03/17 – Facing (Political) Backlash: Using School-based Intervention Studies to Promote Young Brazilians’ Health & Rights

Brazil has been internationally recognized for its successful, rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS. Now, unexpectedly, the country has an emblematic case of backlash. In this lecture, Vera Paiva, professor of social psychology and preventive medicine at University of São Paulo, will describe more recent sociopolitical shifts, as well as present results from an intervention study that tested the acceptability and effects of a multicultural human rights approach.

03/24/17 – USC Public Health Career Fair

USC Public Health Career Fair

All USC Preventive Medicine alumni and students were invited to attend the Department of Preventive Medicine's annual free public health career fair Friday, March 24, 2017. This was an excellent networking opportunity for those of you looking for careers in public health. Students and alumni met face-to-face with potential employers. Please contact Paula Amezola at for more information.

Transgender Youth Care in the New Millennium

Johanna Olson-Kennedy M.D., director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, led a session drawing on her expertise in the care of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth.