Experts: One in Three Cases of Dementia Preventable; Nonmedical Therapies Ideal for Dementia

Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world’s dementia cases, according to a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care. Presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 and published in The Lancet, the report also highlights the beneficial effects of ... Read More »

July 20th, 2017|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

Leaders address faculty at town hall

Dozens of Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty joined Keck School Dean Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, and Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, for a recent town hall meeting to discuss the state of the medical school, the results of the Press Ganey physician engagement survey and ... Read More »

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

Keck School dean honored for innovation in medicine

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was honored at the 2017 Los Angeles Champions of Health Awards, held June 20. The awards are given by the National Medical Fellowships (NMF), which recognized Varma with the Innovation in Medicine Award, given to individuals and organizations who exemplify the group’s ... Read More »

July 13th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease

The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study and treat illnesses ranging from osteoarthritis to Alzheimer’s disease to cystic fibrosis. Here are a ... Read More »

July 13th, 2017|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

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|