USC Stem Cell study illuminates bone formation and vertebrate evolution

With the emergence of bone in early life forms, the diversity of life on Earth expanded to encompass the bone-forming vertebrates, a group of species ranging from the tiny frog Paedophryne amauensis to the mighty blue whale. Bone formation in vertebrates is linked to a shared gene, called Sp7 or Osterix, that acts early in ... Read More »

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

Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research holds inaugural symposium

Physicians and leading scientists from across the country gathered recently to celebrate the inauguration of the Keck School of Medicine’s Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research. More than 100 people attended the symposium, titled “The Pulmonary Challenge: Innovations in Lung Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration,” was held March 11 in the Aresty Auditorium on the USC ... Read More »

April 27th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Pharmacy doctoral students work on NASA mission

Although men often outnumber women in science fields, women comprise the majority of a USC-led team that is the first in the world to seek therapeutic drug discovery from fungi launched into space. USC School of Pharmacy doctoral students Jillian Romsdahl, 25, and Adriana Blachowicz, 26, were overjoyed to send Aspergillus nidulans to the International ... Read More »

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

Keck School of Medicine Establishes Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science

A recent $10 million gift from the Gehr Family Foundation to the Keck School of Medicine of USC has established The Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science. Under the leadership of Michael Hochman, MD, MPH, assistant professor of clinical medicine, the Center will focus its research on methods for improving health care delivery in a ... Read More »

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

Health fair unites students, community at Hazard Park

An early morning sun was shining at Hazard Park on a recent Saturday, as several USC student groups and staff volunteers prepared for the 2016 Health and Fitness Expo, sponsored by the USC Good Neighbors Campaign. Representatives from the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, the USC Pharmacy School, American Pharmacy Student Alliance, Phi ... Read More »

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