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Sol Bernstein, former professor and LAC+USC medical director, honored at memorial

Former colleagues, friends and family gathered recently to remember Sol Bernstein, MD, Class of 1956, who died April 7. Bernstein, professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was the longest-serving medical director of Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, leading the staff there from 1974 to 1994. Fond remembrances were ... Read More »

July 11th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Five questions with Rod Hanners

If he wasn’t in health care, there’s a good chance Rod Hanners would be working up in Alaska, where he spent summers as a kid visiting his father, who worked for the University of Alaska. “I wanted to live in Alaska and so was thinking about being a petroleum engineer working for the Trans-Alaska pipeline,” ... Read More »

July 11th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says

Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites. People who consumed ... Read More »

July 11th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Meet Postdoc Michaela Patterson, presenter at the ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting

What’s the cure for a broken heart? Ask Michaela Patterson, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar — fellowship trainee in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Henry Sucov, PhD, professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Patterson delivered a presentation about heart regeneration at the International Society for Stem ... Read More »

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

Researcher Kim Staats looks for the pattern in sporadic cases of ALS

Kim Staats, PhD, found her calling when a childhood neighbor was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a paralyzing and fatal neurodegenerative disease. At the time, Staats, who is now a postdoctoral scholar — research associate at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology at Free University ... Read More »

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