A May 20 article in the U-T San Diego featured research led by Cheng-Ming Chuong, professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, and colleagues from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies and University of California, Irvine, finding that hair loss from radiation therapy may be reduced based on the time of day that therapy is initiated.
A May 20 report on KPCC-FM’s “On Central” blog quoted Heather Macdonald, assistant professor of clinical OB/GYN and breast surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, and Agustin Garcia, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, about accessible and affordable cancer screenings available in South Los Angeles.
A May 18 article in the Los Angeles Times featured the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, which will move to the Keck School of Medicine next fall. The lab includes professors Arthur Toga, Paul Thompson and more than 100 faculty, researchers and staff, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and others. Los Angeles Magazine also covered the story.
A May 18 post on Domain-B.com (India) featured research led by Andrew McMahon, Provost Professor and director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, and Qi-Long Ying, associate professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School, looking into the potential of studying embryonic stem cells for future medical breakthroughs.
A May 16 column in Los Angeles Daily News features the story of Jaime Gonzalez, a recent M.D./MPH graduate of the Keck School of Medicine whose parents were told he’d never see his first birthday. “He has a resilience and inner strength I’ve rarely seen,” said Erin Quinn, professor of family medicine and former associate dean of admissions and educational affairs at the Keck School. “I’m so proud of him. He’s going to be one terrific doctor.” The column also appeared in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
A May 13 article in The Huffington Post cited a study by Victoria Cortessis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, and a colleague finding a link between marijuana and testicular cancer.
A May 13 story in U.S. News & World Report featured research by Cheng-Ming Chuong, professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, and colleagues studying how alligators can regenerate a lost tooth up to 50 times. Researchers are hoping doctors could one day stimulate the same ability in humans. “In humans, we have a similar structure when we’re born, but we don’t have any stem cells there under normal conditions,” Chuong said.
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A May 13 article in Physician News Network cited research led by Michael Cousineau, associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, which developed a model that may help sustainable healthcare delivery and primary care resident training.
A May 10 article in the Beverly Hills Courier reported that Pat Levitt, provost professor of neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology and pharmacy at the Keck School of Medicine, will serve as inaugural director of the Developmental Neurogenetics program of the newly created Institute for the Developing Mind at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.