Holiday greetings from the deans

Several hundred faculty, staff and students from the USC Health Sciences Campus attended a holiday breakfast Dec. 19 on the Harry and Celesta Pappas Quad. They were welcomed by Carmen A. Puliafito, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC,  and R. Pete Vanderveen, dean of the USC School of Pharmacy, who extended holiday ... Read More »

December 22nd, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Researchers engineer a ‘smart bomb’ to attack childhood leukemia

Fatih Uckun, MD, Jianjun Cheng, PhD, and their colleagues have taken the first steps towards developing a so-called “smart bomb” to attack the most common and deadly form of childhood cancer — called B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In a November study in the new peer-reviewed, open-access journal EBioMedicine, the researchers described how this approach ... Read More »

December 21st, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

The helix of hearing

Titled "De Novo," this sculpture was created as part of an ongoing collaboration between USC Stem Cell and the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Doctor of Pharmacy candidate Loranna Grigoryan and undergraduate biological sciences major Jonathan Lee fashioned a series of human ears attached to a two-and-a-half foot structure evoking DNA’s double helix. ... Read More »

December 19th, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Jon-Paul Pepper is a surgeon, scientist, student and award-winner

USC’s Jon-Paul Pepper, MD, is not the average award winner. He’s also not the average facial plastic surgeon, faculty researcher or master’s student — in part, because he’s currently all of these things. At a ceremony held in Orlando, Fla., in September, Pepper received the first Research Scholar Award from the Educational and Research Foundation ... Read More »

December 19th, 2014|Announcements|

GeoHealth track joins online Master of Public Health program

The USC Keck School of Medicine has launched a GeoHealth track as part of the Master of Public Health online program. This specialty is the first of its kind. “We are excited to pioneer this specialized online education opportunity for the public health community,” said Shubha Kumar, PhD, MPH, program director. “Public Health practitioners increasingly ... Read More »

December 18th, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|