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Care for the Caregiver: facing a pandemic with compassion

August 11th, 2020

Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Siegel, a physician-scientist who specializes in the treatment of people who ... Read More »

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Researchers explore how virtual reality can help treat neurological problems

August 10th, 2020

Three USC faculty members are working together to utilize a new treatment against the world’s most insidious and debilitating neurological diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. Combining their expertise in neuroimaging and biokinesiology, they ... Read More »

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World Brain Death Project seeks clarity and consensus

August 4th, 2020

A landmark consensus paper on brain death, published on Aug. 3 in JAMA as a “special communication,” aims to guide physicians in determining brain death as well as help families accept its irreversibility. Gene Sung, MD, director of ... Read More »

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Steven Grossman named cancer physician in chief of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

August 4th, 2020

Keck Medicine of USC has named renowned oncologist and cancer researcher Steven Grossman, MD, PhD, as USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center’s cancer physician in chief. He will step into the role on Sept. 15. In ... Read More »

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Qato joins USC School of Pharmacy faculty

August 4th, 2020

On Aug. 1, Dima Mazen Qato, PharmD, PhD, MPH, joined the USC School of Pharmacy faculty as the Hygeia Centennial Chair and associate professor (with tenure) in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She ... Read More »

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Experts find dementia risk can be reduced by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life

August 3rd, 2020

Modifying 12 risk factors over a lifetime could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases, according to an updated report by the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care presented at the Alzheimer’s Association ... Read More »

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