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Why I Choose USC: Frances Pillsbury, medical student

As a second-year medical student, I had come to the certainty that I wanted to help children with special needs in state dependency and delinquency systems. But to effect change in the huge systems that serve vulnerable children would require Read More »

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

Brain Bee brings aspiring neuroscientists to campus

Most high schools don’t offer neuroscience classes, but Los Angeles area high school students can still learn about the brain. On Feb. 3, local teens converged on USC’s Health Sciences Campus for the Los Angeles Brain Bee, a day of Read More »

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

Trojan, thriving despite rare muscle disease, inspires scientists’ research

Growing up with a rare muscle disease, Hawken Miller often felt isolated. He couldn’t run around at recess, play sports or join friends on backpacking trips.

But when Miller arrived at USC over two years ago, his physical limitations didn’t prevent Read More »

March 5th, 2018|Announcements|

Alzheimer’s tool lets people 50 or older monitor their risk factors

An online tool that helps older people monitor their brain health has been developed at the Keck School of Medicine of USC with other medical groups.

The free website addresses a major obstacle to finding early Alzheimer’s treatments for a disease Read More »

March 1st, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Nikias espouses university values, inclusion in presidential address

USC is redoubling its commitment to upholding the crucial values of higher education, said USC President C. L. Max Nikias in his annual State of the University Address.

Speaking to faculty and staff at the University Park Campus on Feb. 26 Read More »

March 1st, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|