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    New procedure reduces stroke risk for carotid stents
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Plaque buildup in the main artery to the brain presents a dilemma for surgeons. Surgically opening up the artery to clear the blockage is the most direct solution, but when the artery is unclamped, there is a small risk that debris can be released into the bloodstream and cause a... Read More »
    Innovation, technology topic of latest D-Health Lab series
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Innovation in medicine, the role of groundbreaking technology and venture capital were the subjects of an engaging and well-attended conversation between Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and renowned angel investor David Lee, JD, MS, co-founder and managing partner of Refactor Capital, which... Read More »
    Holly Muir discusses experience, goals for anesthesiology department
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Holly Muir, MD, has been leading the Department of Anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC since January. She specializes in obstetric anesthesia and has published extensively on the management of childbirth pain. Muir previously spent 18 years at Duke University School of Medicine. She spoke with HSC... Read More »
    Student group recognized nationally in family medicine
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC received a Program of Excellence Award from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), based on the group’s commitment to engaging students interested in pursuing family medicine. One of 10 recipients based on overall excellence, the... Read More »
    Department of Medicine faculty grow support through K-awards
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Finding ways to support early career physician-scientists has been an ongoing priority for the Keck School of Medicine of USC. One of the strongest avenues to encourage research among the faculty is through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Awards. Known as K awards, these awards promote outstanding... Read More »
    High school student gets early start with stem cell science
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    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... Read More »
    Five questions with Annette Sy
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    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... Read More »
    USC Verdugo Hills Hospital thrives with new leadership, enterprise support
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    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... Read More »
    Hastings Foundation board of directors meet
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    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... Read More »