Helping genomics research reflect more accurate demographics

March 15th, 2018

By 2050, America’s nationwide population will resemble the current makeup of Los Angeles — a much more diverse range of backgrounds. But to date, the majority of genomic data used for studies of disease has ... Read More »

LCME grants full accreditation to the Keck School

March 15th, 2018

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has achieved the highest level of accreditation available to a medical school in the United States by the Liaison Committee of Medical Education (LCME), the U.S. Department of ... Read More »

Public health student gives back through global lifeguarding

March 14th, 2018

Life’s a beach for public health student Jonathan Robinson—literally. The moment the San Clemente surfer plunged into the frigid Pacific to pass a lifeguarding test at age 17, his passion became his profession.   ... Read More »

Jeffrey Wang made cervical spine society president

March 13th, 2018

Jeffrey Wang, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery (clinical scholar) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has assumed the role of president of the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS). Wang, who has been a ... Read More »

Why seniors are susceptible to phone scams and fraud, and how to stop them

March 13th, 2018

An elderly woman races to pick up her ringing landline. “Hello?” she says. “Grandma!” “Bill?” “Yeah, it’s Bill,” the caller says in an urgent voice. “Listen, don’t tell Mom and Dad, they’ll be so mad ... Read More »

Tips for a better bedtime during Sleep Awareness Week

March 13th, 2018

Do the effects of the Daylight Savings switch seem to linger all year long? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Health Index, more than four in 10 Americans had their daily ... Read More »

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