High school student gets early start with stem cell science

Even though Richard Lopez is still in high school, he can already tell you a thing or two about the ureteric bud, the metanephric mesenchyme and the developing kidney. More impressively, he was familiar with these terms before starting his summer internship in the lab of Andy McMahon, PhD, kidney researcher, W.M. Keck Provost Professor ... Read More »

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

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital thrives with new leadership, enterprise support

Four years ago, Keck Medicine of USC welcomed USC Verdugo Hills Hospital (USC-VHH), a long-standing fixture in the Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge community, to the medical enterprise. In December 2015, the hospital recruited Keith Hobbs, who held multiple leadership positions at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for more than 20 years, to serve as its ... Read More »

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

Five questions with Annette Sy

Annette Sy, DNP, RN, chief nursing officer, Keck Medical Center of USC, began her career at a small community hospital in rural Illinois, back when nurses wore white uniforms and glass IV bottles stood next to patient beds. “I’ve seen a lot of changes,” Sy said. “I’ve enjoyed seeing the path nurses are on.” Sy, ... Read More »

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

Hastings Foundation board of directors meet

The Hasting Foundation’s board of directors recently met on the Health Sciences Campus, joined by Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC; Thomas Buchanan, MD, vice dean for research at the Keck School; and Zea Borok, MD, professor of medicine, Ralph Edgington Chair in Medicine, chief of the division ... Read More »

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

Chief quality and patient safety officer appointed

Santhi Iyer Kumar, MD, an experienced pulmonologist dedicated to improving patient outcomes, has been appointed chief quality and patient safety officer of Keck Medical Center of USC. Reporting to Chief Medical Officer Stephanie Hall, MD, Kumar will work in close partnership with Associate Administrator of Quality and Outcomes Linda Barraza, RN, to ensure the delivery ... Read More »

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