USC Norris evacuation drill simulates response to major earthquake

More than 400 staff members participated in an evacuation exercise on July 17 at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. The large drill centered on a simulated earthquake of magnitude 7.0 that struck near Santa Monica, damaging medical facilities throughout Los Angeles. During the drill, employees evacuated and assembled in three preplanned assembly areas while physicians ... Read More »

July 23rd, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Merkin Family Foundation establishes assistant professorships in regenerative medicine

In the past two years, USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine has welcomed six new assistant professors — with more additions expected. Going forward, a new gift will allow USC to recognize four of its young faculty members with Richard N. Merkin Assistant Professorships in Regenerative Medicine. The recipients of the Richard ... Read More »

July 22nd, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Safely access the Internet from other universities

Gone are the days of searching for an unlocked wireless signal while visiting another university — safe and secure high-speed Internet access is now as simple as opening your laptop. Through a service called eduroam, Keck Medicine of USC physicians, students, researchers and staff visiting other universities and research institutions now have the ability to ... Read More »

July 22nd, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

California’s stem cell agency meets with citizens and patients

This summer, leaders from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) visited Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco to consult with citizens and patient advocates in each city. These citizens are among the voters who created CIRM to dispense $3 billion to fund stem cell research in California, and they include patients and advocates ... Read More »

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

Stem cell undergrads focus on the science within fiction

Science fiction author Margaret Atwood has frequently stated that biotechnology itself is neutral. It is how people use it that is good or bad. In a new spring course, MEDS 380 Stem Cells: Fact and Fiction, this concept became a touch point for discussions of everything from clones to chimeras to cyborgs. The course was ... Read More »

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