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USC Thornton School of Music and Keck Medicine of USC partner to bring vocal health to students

Picture a pair of tiny violin bows, each no longer than a thumbnail clipping, lodged horizontally in your windpipe. Halfway between the chin and collarbone, they dance and vibrate at your command. For higher pitches, they stretch thin. For lower tones, they shorten. Meet your vocal cords. Because they’re hidden from view, most people take ... Read More »

October 10th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Schools join forces to reach high school students, be good neighbors

Individually, the Science, Technology and Research (STAR) and Engineering for Health Academy (EHA) programs have long opened pathways for high school students — particularly underrepresented minorities — to pursue careers in life sciences, biomedical engineering and biotechnology. Now, Daryl Davies, PhD, professor of clinical pharmacy and director of undergraduate education at the USC School of ... Read More »

October 6th, 2017|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

USC partners for $12 million study on Alzheimer’s diversity

Biomedical researchers have increasingly prioritized large-scale health studies of minority populations in recent years, but datasets often remain limited and inconclusive. While Latinos account for nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population, a recent review estimated that only 3 percent of Alzheimer’s disease studies include Latinos in their analyses. To help change that, the USC Mark ... Read More »

October 6th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Clinical Trials Office offers support for faculty members

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has a number of new initiatives that are creating a more streamlined and user-friendly environment to help faculty members succeed in managing their clinical research, often a time-consuming and complicated undertaking. The USC Clinical Trials Office (CTO) handles administrative aspects of industry-funded clinical trials, including coverage analysis, contracting, ... Read More »

October 6th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Center offers expanded imaging capabilities on Health Sciences Campus

The Molecular Imaging Center (MIC) on the Health Sciences Campus has been helping to advance faculty research by providing in vivo imaging technology for nearly three decades. What started as a small animal imaging core has evolved into a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art imaging center with multimodal capabilities. “The opening of the new cyclotron last year has ... Read More »

October 6th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|