Physicians investigate use of ultrasound to screen liver patients for disease

Keck Medicine of USC physicians have been awarded funding to explore the effectiveness of new non-invasive ultrasound-based techniques to screen liver transplant patients for potentially deadly disease. This is one of the several investigator-initiated research grants secured recently by the Department of Radiology. Edward Grant, MD, chair of the Department of Radiology, and Hisham Tchelepi, ... Read More »

February 27th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Mindful meditation improves sleep in older adults, study finds

Older people who have sleep problems found more relief from a mindful meditation program than from a conventional sleep education program, Keck Medicine of USC researchers have found. In a clinical trial of 49 people in Los Angeles 55 and older, scientists from USC and UCLA discovered that participants in a group meditation program reported ... Read More »

February 27th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

UV light from robots is being used to disinfect hospital rooms

It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: Robots zap danger surrounding them. But for Keck Medical Center of USC, the new devices are powerful tools in the fight against the spread of disease and infection. Xenex ultraviolet robots, which stand about five feet tall and emit pulses of ultraviolet light to render bacteria ... Read More »

February 27th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Scholarship Gala honors faculty physician and 2 KSOM alumni

Emeritus Professor Shaul G. Massry, MD, was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award and two graduates of the Keck School of Medicine of USC received alumni awards at the second Keck Scholarship Gala on Saturday, March 7, at Town & Gown on the University Park Campus. The annual celebration of donors and students who have received ... Read More »

February 27th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

New app shares heart rate with a photo

Heart health goes mobile and social with the release of BioGram, a new mobile app that is the first to allow heart rates to be shared with a photo. Created by the cardiologist experts at the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) along with collaborators at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and private companies ... Read More »

February 27th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|