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Workplace stress can take a toll on your brain surgeon, too

When it comes to workplace stress, even doctors aren’t immune to its effects. For doctors training to become neurosurgeons, burnout is common, and certain workplace stressors — like unrewarding mentor relationships, difficult coworkers and not getting enough exposure to the Read More »

February 9th, 2018|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

Trauma, critical care collaboration with Chinese hospital earns acclaim

A hospital in China has received national recognition for its trauma and critical care, after joining physicians from Keck Medicine of USC to set up an American-style trauma center based on Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.

Nanshan Hospital in Read More »

February 7th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Whittier Foundation’s small investment pays off in a big way

It’s not every day that scientists make a groundbreaking discovery that can save lives and jumpstart their careers.

But that’s exactly what happened to Pinghui Feng, PhD, a few years ago in his lab at the Keck School of Medicine Read More »

February 7th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Small molecule could make a big difference for arthritis patients

Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot? Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Read More »

February 7th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

CHLA joins national consortium to study treatments for rare cardiac defect

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is participating in the first-ever clinical trial using stem cells from umbilical cord blood to delay or even prevent heart failure in children born with a rare congenital heart defect that leaves them Read More »

February 6th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|