Researchers clarify role of genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered that a protein known as PICALM regulates removal of toxic plaques from the brain, which could be a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In a study that appears in the May 25 edition of the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers ... Read More »

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

USC surgeon examines past, future of robotic surgery for urologic cancers

Keck Medicine of USC’s Inderbir S. Gill, MD, has been even busier than usual lately. On Monday, May 18, he delivered the annual Ramon Guiteras Lecture at the 2015 meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in New Orleans, the seminal invited lecture of this society. By Friday, May 21, he was back in Los ... Read More »

May 26th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

MS expert recruited to USC

Neurologist Daniel Pelletier, MD, has been recruited from Yale University to lead the USC Multiple Sclerosis Center, effective April 1. He began seeing patients this month. An internationally renowned multiple sclerosis clinician and researcher, Pelletier joins Keck Medicine of USC as professor of neurology, chief of neuro-immunology and multiple sclerosis, and vice chair of research ... Read More »

May 26th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Professor honored for his work in sports psychology

USC Professor David Baron recently received the 2015 Harry Stack Sullivan Award in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the field of behavioral aspects of concussion and the founder of the WHO/WPA Section on Exercise, Psychiatry and Sport. Baron, who has been the vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Keck School of ... Read More »

May 21st, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Neuroscientist profiled by L.A. Weekly

If you’re a math and science whiz studying brain scans and analyzing genetic biomarkers for a living, you’re not expecting to get the Hollywood treatment. But there she is, Neda Jahanshad, USC neuroscientist, peering ever so coolly over her shades as the “brain mapper” in the L.A. Weekly’s recent People of 2015 coverage. Neda ... Read More »

May 21st, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|