Smartphone-based device to detect silent heart attacks receives funding

January 20th, 2021

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack — 805,000 Americans annually. For 75% of those individuals, it’s their first heart attack, making it difficult to act quickly in response to ... Read More »

Relief, excitement as USC Pharmacy teams vaccinate frontline health care workers

January 19th, 2021

Outdoors at Lincoln Park Recreation Center, across the street from the USC Health Sciences Campus, first-year pharmacy student Gabriela Dutra-Clarke carefully administered a dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to Jeannie Garcia, a certified nursing assistant. ... Read More »

Diversity and Inclusion committee shares message for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 19th, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a few Keck Medicine of USC employees recited a portion of Dr. King's most famous speech, "I Have a Dream," and shared their vision for Keck Medicine. ... Read More »

Multi-continental study examines brain scans of HIV-positive patients

January 15th, 2021

Nearly 38 million people around the world are living with HIV, which, with access to treatment, has become a lifelong chronic condition. Understanding how infection changes the brain, especially in the context of aging, is ... Read More »

Students who’ve recovered from COVID-19 give back by donating plasma

January 14th, 2021

Sarah Castillo* witnessed firsthand how convalescent plasma — plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 — can help patients hit hard by the virus. The USC graduate student was living with her parents, brother ... Read More »

How to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Build confidence and establish trust

January 13th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has spiraled out of control as a more contagious version of the virus spreads, increasing the urgency to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible. Just this week, Los Angeles County and ... Read More »

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