This proposal is designed to provide a 21st-century roadmap for establishing USC as the world leader
in the research, education, policy, and application of innovations and advances that promote a cradle-
to-grave approach for health, wellness, and longevity. The leadership award will enable the attainment
of this goal by facilitating the development of a Lifespan Health (LSH) Initiative at USC that capitalizes
on the wealth of expertise at the University while fostering new and convergent approaches to
research. With this goal in mind, we propose four Specific Aims of this innovative approach to the
study of lifespan health:
1. Convergent Lifespan Health Research – Coordinate the bountiful resources at USC that
impact the study of lifespan health. Generate multiple institutional resources to advance
lifespan health research particularly new convergent approaches.
2. Convening Lifespan Health Events – Establish a series of events that will bring scholars
together to develop new and convergent approaches to lifespan health.
3. Omni-Training and Mentoring – Develop new coursework and establish the
4. Communication of Lifespan Health Topics – Create a dedicated team of communication
professional to advance the Lifespan Health Initiative.
Collectively, this project will revolutionize the study of lifespan health, increase the number of
exceptionally well-trained scholars in lifespan health, and further solidify USC as the preeminent
institution to study lifespan health.