Researchers developing ‘bionic suit’ to help people with paraplegia walk

People with paraplegia due to spinal cord injury may eventually get a chance to suit up, walk out the door and feel the ground beneath their feet, thanks to a five-year, $8 million Cyber-Physical Systems Frontier grant from the National Science Foundation. Awarded to three Southern California institutions — the Keck School of Medicine of ... Read More »

September 19th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC-VHH Emergency Department wins Choi Award with commitment to patient care

USC-VHH Emergency Department wins Choi Award with commitment to patient care   Compassion, efficiency and clinical expertise are at the core of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine’s commitment to deliver exceptional care to residents of the Foothills communities. The department was selected as the team award winner of the Choi Family ... Read More »

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

Students share travels at Global Citizenship Roundtable

“Public health is a relay. I have done my race, so I would like to pass my baton onto you, because there is a lot of unfinished business,” Robert Kezaala, MD, MPH, told a rapt audience at the Global Citizenship Roundtable. Hosted by the Master of Science in Global Medicine program, some 200 members of ... Read More »

September 11th, 2017|Announcements, Back to School, Keck Net Intranet|

New grant supports anti-tobacco research, community engagement

The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program has awarded a $495,000 grant to Ite Laird-Offringa, PhD, associate professor of surgery and associate dean for graduate affairs (PhD programs) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Laird-Offringa and her team are investigating how certain genetic variants increase lung cancer predisposition and are conducting this research in partnership ... Read More »

September 8th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Biotech entrepreneur Min Zhou supports scientific serendipity in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Qi-Long Ying

“The most important discoveries that I’ve made have all come from nowhere,” said Qi-Long Ying, MD, PhD, associate professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “They could not be planned.” To foster this spirit of unexpected discovery, Chinese biotechnology entrepreneur Min Zhou, MD, has given an ... Read More »

September 8th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|