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Perspective: Telehealth is a gift, not a compromise

September 22nd, 2020

Vaughn Starnes, MD, is a Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, director of the USC Cardiovascular Institute, and the surgeon-in-chief at Keck Hospital of ... Read More »

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To prevent cancer, researchers look beyond traditional risk factors

September 22nd, 2020

Under the leadership of its director, Caryn Lerman, MD, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is embarking on an ambitious plan to harness data science and integrate “big data” related to multiple risk factors. Their ... Read More »

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Filling the gap in neonatal care with play

September 16th, 2020

When babies are born early — at or before 32 weeks — they are at risk for challenges, including developmental and learning disabilities. While they receive lots of care in a neonatal intensive care unit ... Read More »

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Researchers co-developing precision drug delivery tool for traumatic brain injury

September 15th, 2020

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Southern California has developed a precision drug delivery tool to selectively treat areas of the brain damaged during a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The researchers anticipate ... Read More »

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J. Martin Heur named interim chair of ophthalmology

September 15th, 2020

J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD, professor of clinical ophthalmology and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, has agreed to serve as interim chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine ... Read More »

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Smoking associated with worse outcomes for bladder cancer patients

September 15th, 2020

Patients treated for bladder cancer with a surgery known as radical cystectomy have worse outcomes if they are smokers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis by Keck Medicine of USC. The study appeared in ... Read More »

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