Radiology professor honored at international conference

Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD, MPH, MBA, associate professor of radiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC with a joint appointment as associate professor of biomedical engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, received the inaugural Ajit Padhy Memorial Award and delivered an oration lecture during the 11th International Conference of Radiopharmaceutical and ... Read More »

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

Renowned chemical engineer and nanomedicine pioneer joining USC

Mark E. Davis, PhD, a renowned chemical engineering professor and nanomedicine pioneer at the California Institute of Technology whose work on biomaterials for cancer treatment holds great promise to make medicines more targeted and effective, will join the USC faculty in October. Davis, one of the few academics selected to the National Academy of Engineering ... Read More »

March 7th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Nominations open for Choi Family Awards

Nominations are open for the USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care. The prestigious awards honor exceptional physicians, nurses and staff who hold an unwavering commitment to compassionate patient care. The awards are part of the USC Choi Family Excellence in Patient Centered Care Endowment, which was established last year by Keck Medicine ... Read More »

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

Newfound primate teeth fill a hole in the evolutionary tree of life

Fossil hunters have found part of an ancient primate jawbone related to lemurs — the primitive primate group distantly connected to monkeys, apes and humans, a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher said. Biren Patel, PhD, associate professor of clinical cell and neurobiology, has been digging for fossils in a paleontologically rich area of ... Read More »

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

Study: A glitch in ‘gatekeeper cells’ slowly suffocates the brain

Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study reveals. “Gatekeeper cells” called pericytes surround blood vessels, contracting and dilating to control blood flow to active parts of the brain. “Pericyte degeneration may be ground zero for neurodegenerative ... Read More »

March 3rd, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|