• In surgery, a doctor injects modified blood into a patient.

USC Norris Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapy Program achieves 90.3% one-year survival rate

February 1st, 2023

A new federal report shows that the USC Norris Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapy Program, an adult-only program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, has achieved a historic one-year survival rate of 90.3%. ... Read More »

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Keck School of Medicine of USC dean and professor named AAAS Fellows

January 31st, 2023

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has honored Carolyn Meltzer, MD, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Richard M. Watanabe, PhD, professor of population and public health sciences, ... Read More »

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Physical therapy research probes shoulder tendon issues

January 30th, 2023

The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research has bestowed a grant to Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, for her upcoming study, Biomarkers of Tendon Recovery for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy. Currently it's challenging to get meaningful ... Read More »

  • A doctor takes a patient's blood pressure

Lack of blood pressure awareness lessens patient intentions to seek care

January 27th, 2023

Almost two-thirds of adults do not know the upper thresholds for healthy blood pressure, according to a new study co-led by the Behavioral Sciences program at USC's Leonard D. Schaeffer Center For Health Policy and ... Read More »

  • In a living room, a little girl sorts colored blocks as her mother looks on worriedly.

Occupational therapy via telehealth presents challenges for children with autism

January 24th, 2023

The effectiveness of telehealth for children on the spectrum relies on a strong clinician and patient relationship, but it hinges on family involvement and the clinic's infrastructure. Due to an increased need for teleheath due ... Read More »

  • A trim, middle-aged man demonstrates a dance move for a small, attentive group of young people

It takes two: Using dance to augment STEM course content

January 23rd, 2023

Most undergraduates in the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention course are on the pre-med track, so they mostly focus on science as they pursue careers in the health care industry. Yet David Black, PhD, associate ... Read More »

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