Q&A: Malnutrition and Keck Medicine of USC

In recognition of Malnutrition Awareness Week (Sept. 28-Oct. 2), Stephanie Sanders, RD, an outpatient dietitian for Keck Medical Center of USC, offered these observations: Q. What is malnutrition? Sanders: Malnutrition is simply defined as any condition in which our bodies do not receive enough nutrients for proper function. Q. How serious is malnutrition among patients? ... Read More »

September 28th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Leadership Awards recognize pillars of Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC recently presented its 2015 Leadership Awards to a handful of department leaders whose work exemplifies the pillars of the organization. Tom Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, announced the award recipients during a breakfast event on Sept. 16. The winner of the Quality Award is Kim ... Read More »

September 24th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Postdoctoral fellow Albert Kim receives Hearst Fellowship

How do you turn stem cells into nephrons, the functional unit of the kidney? Albert D. Kim, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Andy McMahon, PhD, is exploring this question with support from a Hearst Fellowship, an award recognizing an exceptional junior postdoctoral fellow pursuing stem cell research at USC. As a Hearst ... Read More »

September 24th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Chang Stem Cell Engineering Facility brings gene editing to USC and beyond

Once the stuff of science fiction, genetic engineering is now offered on a fee-for-service basis at USC. On Sept. 19, USC Stem Cell faculty and staff welcomed their supporters, the Chang and Choi families, and nearly 100 of their friends to celebrate the grand opening of the Chang Stem Cell Engineering Facility, which is situated on ... Read More »

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

Gene activates cells to repair an injured kidney

In the kidney, injured cells can be kicked into reparative mode by a gene called Sox9, according to a new paper published in Cell Reports. First author Sanjeev Kumar, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Andy McMahon, PhD, found that surviving injured cells switch on the Sox9 gene ... Read More »

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