More than 180 volunteers from the Keck School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine — led by Sean O. Henderson, chair of the department, and department physicians Clare Roepke and Dhara Amin — turned out to offer aid at the LA Marathon on March 9. Medical personnel and volunteers assisted more than 2,000 runners for ... Read More »
Keck School of Medicine of USC students and faculty gathered to learn more about genetic cancer therapy and neurotransmitter release in the brain at the 2014 Lasker Lectures Program, held on March 4 at Mayer Auditorium. Richard H. Scheller, PhD, executive vice president, research and early development at Genentech, and Thomas C. Südhof, MD, Avram ... Read More »
USC stem cell researchers discussed the promise of regenerative medicine and cellular therapies — from curing HIV to building organs such as kidneys and intestines — at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Annual Symposium, held on Feb. 21. The panel of speakers included investigators from USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), ... Read More »
Ronald E. Smith, MD, former chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died on Monday, March 17. He was 71. He led the department from 1995 until retiring in 2013, and was one of the founding members of the department, having joined USC in 1975. “Ron Smith helped ... Read More »
Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital proved they’re good neighbors in the Los Angeles community by matching funds raised in the 2013 USC Good Neighbors Campaign. Hospital employees raised $106,000 — an increase of 33 percent over 2012 — and the hospitals gave a matching gift of $100,000.