Varma named interim dean of the Keck School

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, holder of the Grace and Emery Beardsley Chair in Ophthalmology and director of the USC Eye Institute, was announced as the interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on March 24 in an email from Provost Michael Quick, PhD. Varma, who serves as chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, is ... Read More »

March 30th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

2016 Keck Scholarship Gala honors faculty member, alumni and donor

The 2016 Keck Scholarship Gala on March 12 was a sold out event, with more than 300 alumni, current scholarship recipients, parents, donors, and other friends of Keck School of Medicine of USC gathering to honor two renowned alumni and one esteemed faculty member. The event raised close to $300,000 to help fund recruitment scholarships ... Read More »

March 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Hear about serious illness in conversation with author, columnist

Los Angeles Times columnist and Guggenheim Fellowship winner Meghan Daum will join USC palliative medicine physician and writer Sunita Puri, MD, in a conversation about how humans encounter and survive serious illness. In “Diary of a Coma,” the final essay in her masterful collection, The Unspeakable, Daum recounts her own unexpected deadly illness, resultant intensive care ... Read More »

March 28th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Physicians learn about breakthroughs in clinical otolaryngology

The USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery held an interdisciplinary continuing medical education course at the Huntington Library in San Marino on March 19, targeting physicians and allied health professionals. The welcome address was given by Rick Caruso, CEO of Caruso Affiliated, pictured above with John K. Niparko, MD, Tiber ... Read More »

March 26th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC researchers discover a key difference between mouse and human kidney stem cells

The best laid plans of mice and men are a bit different — at least when it comes to kidney development. Compared to a mouse, a human has nearly 100 times more nephrons, the functional units of the kidneys. Humans may owe these abundant nephrons to a gene called SIX1, according to a new paper published ... Read More »

March 25th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|