Professor fights opioid epidemic with award-winning app

Talib Omer, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and director of emergency ultrasound medical student elective at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was part of a team of entrepreneurs working for California-based tech-startup PwrdBy that won a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contest to develop an app that would help combat the ... Read More »

January 31st, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Donated photos by artist Katherine Keck showcase power of smartphone lens

The skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles reaching into the clouds on a rainy afternoon. A field of sunflowers standing under a blue summer sky. A sailboat floating on calm turquoise waters. These are a few of the nearly two dozen images showcasing the power of a smartphone lens on display at the Keck Hospital of ... Read More »

January 30th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Medical Center of USC Employee of the Year: We are advocates for our patients

Thank you cards hang on a bulletin board above Gloria Jimenez’ workstation inside the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. “You provide me hope of a longer future with my family,” reads one. “Many thanks.” The handwritten cards, from grateful patients and family members, serve as a reminder for the important work Jimenez and her colleagues ... Read More »

January 27th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

American Federation for Aging Research grant to support study of age-related diseases

Wisdom can increase with age, but healing power does not. USC Stem Cell scientist Joseph T. Rodgers, PhD, is exploring the biology behind this fact, thanks to a grant from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The grants provide $100,000 of flexible support to early-career researchers focused on aging processes and age-related diseases. Since ... Read More »

January 27th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Los Angeles County Supervisors honor elder abuse watchdog group

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently honored a group of USC faculty members who work to protect vulnerable seniors from elder abuse. Diana Homeier, MD, associate professor of clinical family medicine and director of the geriatric medicine fellowship training program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and the Los Angeles County ... Read More »

January 26th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|