More than 400 staff members participated in an evacuation exercise on July 17 at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The large drill centered on a simulated earthquake of magnitude 7.0 that struck near Santa Monica, damaging medical facilities throughout Los Angeles.
During the drill, employees evacuated and… Read More »
Gone are the days of searching for an unlocked wireless signal while visiting another university — safe and secure high-speed Internet access is now as simple as opening your laptop.
Through a service called eduroam, Keck Medicine… Read More »
For the seventh consecutive year, the hospitals of Keck Medicine of USC have been named among the best hospitals in the country for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report.
The magazine’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings recognize… Read More »
When Andy McMahon, head of USC Stem Cell, wanted a three-dimensional image of a kidney, he used to ship the organ to Australia. Now he can just send down the hall to the university’s new specialized… Read More »
Policymakers and developers planning high-density housing near public transit with the goal of reducing automobile use and greenhouse gas emissions need a clearer understanding of the health risks of air pollution from busy roads and freeways… Read More »
Science fiction author Margaret Atwood has frequently stated that biotechnology itself is neutral. It is how people use it that is good or bad. In a new spring course, MEDS 380 Stem Cells: Fact and Fiction,… Read More »
In the past two years, USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine has welcomed six new assistant professors — with more additions expected. Going forward, a new gift will allow USC to recognize four… Read More »
Two USC research leaders recently received funding to participate in a global effort to find new ways to prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes (T1D).
David Agus, MD, professor of medicine, and Dan Ruderman, PhD, assistant… Read More »
A pioneering physician has joined Keck Medicine of USC as chief of the Division of Nephrology and director of the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center.
Kenneth R. Hallows, MD, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in ion transport… Read More »
The new head of the Bone Marrow Transplant section of Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is Michael Allen Pulsipher, MD. Like most CHLA physicians, he also joins the Keck… Read More »
This summer, leaders from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) visited Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco to consult with citizens and patient advocates in each city. These citizens are among the voters who… Read More »
Even though the transplantation of blood stem cells, also known as bone marrow, has saved lives over many decades, the genes that control the number or function of blood stem cells are not fully understood. In… Read More »