Premier academic body in Europe selects USC’s Zlokovic as fellow

Berislav Zlokovic, MD, PhD, director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute and professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), the premier academic body of the entire European continent. Membership in the Academy is limited to only 2,600 scholars, 54 of ... Read More »

November 30th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Transplant patient’s young son is triumph of faith and medical expertise

The successful pancreas-kidney transplant that Eidalia Marquez Vazquez had a few years ago at Keck Medicine of USC meant that she no longer needed to constantly monitor and administer insulin as a Type 1 diabetic. But there was another wish she hoped could still come true — she wanted to be a mother. “They told ... Read More »

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

Stram named AAAS fellow

Daniel Stram, PhD, MPH, of the Keck School of Medicine of USC has become a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nonprofit announced this month. Stram, a preventive medicine professor in USC’s Division of Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology, said he was pleasantly surprised to be named a fellow. He has ... Read More »

November 25th, 2015|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Distance runner sees fast recovery with new type of pacemaker

Steve Chaffee loves to exercise. A former marathon runner, the Sierra Madre resident continued to run every day as he grew older, entering 10K runs and maintaining a steady weightlifting routine. A couple of years ago, he noticed he could no longer run as long. Alarmed, he met with his doctor and soon learned he ... Read More »

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

Hearing loss from chemotherapy impacts neurocognitive function, study finds

More children are surviving malignant brain tumors than in the past, thanks to the development of intense treatments using platinum-based chemotherapy (cisplatin and high-dose carboplatin). Unfortunately, the therapy has a known side effect of permanent hearing loss resulting from damage to the inner ear. Investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles now report that this type of ... Read More »

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