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Researchers developing ‘bionic suit’ to help people with paraplegia walk

People with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury may eventually get a chance to suit up, walk out the door and feel the ground beneath their feet, thanks to a five-year, $8 million Cyber-Physical Systems Frontier grant from the National Science Foundation. Awarded to three Southern California institutions — the Keck School of Medicine of ... Read More »

September 19th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Celebrities arrive for International Medicine program event

Keck Medicine of USC held a celebration recently to honor the enterprise's International Medicine program. Attendees to the Aug. 23 event in Beverly Hills included René Sotelo, MD, professor of clinical urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director of international medicine at Keck Medicine; Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of ... Read More »

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

USC School of Pharmacy’s Class of 2021 begins their journey

Taking the first steps in their journey to become Doctors of Pharmacy, the 192 members of the Class of 2021 entered the annual USC School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony on the Harry and Celesta Pappas Quad on Aug. 18. Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, welcomed the first-year pharmacy students, along with their family members ... Read More »

August 29th, 2017|Announcements, Back to School|

USC Village makes its debut

The University Park Campus community celebrated the official opening of USC Village, a massive development at the corner of Hoover Street and Jefferson Boulevard. The Aug. 17 event included the unveiling of a 20-foot-tall bronze statue of Hecuba, Queen of Troy. “This project has been a labor of love for all of us,” said USC ... Read More »

August 29th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Study: Zika virus can harm baby by stifling pregnant women’s weakened immune system

The Zika virus, linked to congenital birth defects and miscarriages, suppresses a pregnant woman’s immune system, enabling the virus to spread and increasing the chances an unborn baby will be harmed, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study finds. The study is the first to report that the Zika virus targets specific white blood ... Read More »

August 29th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|