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    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Even though Richard Lopez is still in high school, he can already tell you a thing or two about the ureteric bud, the metanephric mesenchyme and the developing kidney. More impressively, he was familiar with these terms before starting his summer internship in the lab of Andy McMahon, PhD, kidney... Read More »
      Friday, August 11, 2017
      Four years ago, Keck Medicine of USC welcomed USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH), a long-standing fixture in the Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge community, to the medical enterprise. In December 2015, the hospital recruited Keith Hobbs, who held multiple leadership positions at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for more than 20... Read More »
        Friday, August 11, 2017
        Annette Sy, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer, Keck Medical Center of USC, began her career at a small community hospital in rural Illinois, back when nurses wore white uniforms and glass IV bottles stood next to patient beds. “I’ve seen a lot of changes,” Sy said. “I’ve enjoyed seeing the... Read More »
          Friday, August 11, 2017
          The Hasting Foundation’s board of directors recently met on the Health Sciences Campus, joined by Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC; Thomas Buchanan, MD, vice dean for research at the Keck School; and Zea Borok, MD, professor of medicine, Ralph Edgington Chair in... Read More »
            Friday, August 11, 2017
            Santhi Iyer Kumar, MD, an experienced pulmonologist dedicated to improving patient outcomes, has been appointed chief quality and patient safety officer of Keck Medical Center of USC. Reporting to Chief Medical Officer Stephanie Hall, MD, Kumar will work in close partnership with Associate Administrator of Quality and Outcomes Linda Barraza,... Read More »
              Thursday, August 10, 2017
              Some people are better than others at recovering from a wounded heart, according to a new USC Stem Cell study published Aug. 7 in Nature Genetics. In the study, first author Michaela Patterson, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar – fellowship trainee at the Keck School of Medicine of USC who works in... Read More »
                Tuesday, August 8, 2017
                For the ninth consecutive year, the hospitals of Keck Medicine of USC have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, a distinction only 3 percent of the analyzed hospitals receive. The magazine’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings recognize hospitals in the United States that... Read More »
                  Monday, August 7, 2017
                  One of medicine’s hallowed traditions was celebrated on a warm August afternoon at the Health Sciences Campus, as the Keck School of Medicine of USC incoming class of medical students donned their white coats for the first time. “Your white coat represents an extraordinary privilege and a solemn responsibility,” said... Read More »
                    Tuesday, August 1, 2017
                    Just as parents are not the root of all their children’s problems, a single gene mutation can’t be blamed for complex brain disorders like autism, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientist. To help researchers see the big picture, Marcelo P. Coba, PhD, created the first map... Read More »
                      Tuesday, August 1, 2017
                      A Leonardo DiCaprio remark at the Academy Awards on climate change goes viral. An emotionally charged drama about teen suicide becomes one of the year’s most talked-about shows on social media. And a popular app has people scouring for critters across the country on their smartphones. USC researcher Jon-Patrick Allem,... Read More »
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