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Leaders discuss Alzheimer’s research, long-term vision during recent visit

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, shared the Keck School's 10-year vision with the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (ATRI) team in San Diego on June 9. USC ATRI Director Paul Aisen, MD, professor of neurology at the Keck School, explained how his institute is a leading hub ... Read More »

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

4D Quantitative Imaging Center benefits clinicians and researchers

The USC 4D Quantitative Imaging Center, now open in a new location at Keck Hospital of USC, provides state-of-the-art 3-D and 4-D reconstructions of ultrasound, CT and MR images to clinicians and researchers across the Health Sciences Campus. “3-D rendering gives referring physicians a better understanding of the imaging that they are receiving. This gives ... Read More »

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

High-level report urges government to realize human rights ‘to and through health’

A transformative report published May 22 by a United Nations-backed group will set the health and human rights agenda for women, children and adolescents over the next decade. Calling for bold leadership and action to realize rights “to health and through health,” the report was endorsed as a blueprint for action by World Health Organization and the ... Read More »

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

Researchers listen to zebrafish to understand human hearing loss

Can a fish with a malformed jaw tell us something about hearing loss in mice and humans? The answer is yes, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports. In a twist of evolution, the structures supporting the jaws of ancestral fish gave rise to three tiny bones in the mammalian middle ear: the malleus, ... Read More »

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

Craig Baker appointed chief of cardiac surgery

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, Distinguished Professor and chair of surgery, and H. Russell Smith Foundation Chair for Stem Cell and Cardiovascular Thoracic Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has appointed Craig J. Baker, MD, professor of clinical surgery (educational scholar), to the position of chief of the division of cardiac surgery as ... Read More »

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