Sports rivals find common ground in cancer research

Two research teams at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center recently received a significant funding boost from Rivals United for a Kure, a campaign of Kure It Cancer Research, Inc. Rivals United for a Kure awarded $70,000 to Kevin McDonnell, MD, PhD, clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine ... Read More »

June 26th, 2014|Announcements|

USC pediatric surgeon leads nationwide study to help children with liver disease

To compare outcomes of two common surgical procedures for children with liver complications due to Alagille syndrome, a USC researcher at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles is driving a collaboration with colleagues from 15 hospitals and research centers across the country. Alagille syndrome is a congenital disorder that can interfere with development of the liver's ... Read More »

June 25th, 2014|Announcements|

Donations buy germ-killing robot to help cystic fibrosis patients stay healthy

When it comes to managing cystic fibrosis (CF), Greg Storm, a lifelong CF patient, knows that exercise can be the most important step. Regular exercise helps CF patients reduce the rate of lung function loss and helps improve healing from lung infections. While Keck Medical Center of USC has a gym where hospitalized CF patients ... Read More »

June 25th, 2014|Announcements|

Keck Medical Center of USC nurses earn educational scholarships

Five nurses from Keck Medical Center of USC were recently awarded $2,500 scholarships from two organizations associated with USC to help them further their educations. One of the organizations, Keck Hospital of USC Guild, gave awards to nurses Daniel Hudson, Jessica Thomas and Kimberly Sanchez. Hudson is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing leadership, Thomas is completing ... Read More »

June 25th, 2014|Announcements|

Soda may contain more fructose than labels say

Soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they have been led to believe, according to a new study by the Childhood Obesity Research Center (CORC) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. In the study published online June 3 in the journal Nutrition, Keck School of ... Read More »

June 25th, 2014|Announcements|