Keck School of Medicine of USC launches NIH-funded study to improve treatment for pre-diabetes and early type 2 diabetes

The Keck School of Medicine is looking for volunteers to take part in a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical trial, the BetaFat Study, to improve and preserve the production of insulin in people with prediabetes or recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Read More »

June 24th, 2013|Announcements|

CHLA earns back-to-back top five rankings in the U.S. News & World Report survey

By Lorenzo Benet

For the fifth year in a row, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named to the elite Honor Roll of the nation’s “best” children’s hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report rankings released online June 11.

Staffed by faculty from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the hospital is often referred to as USC’s third campus. It is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the country and the only West Coast pediatric medical center to make the list. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles also secured a fifth place overall national ranking, repeating its placement from last year’s survey. Read More »

June 24th, 2013|Announcements|

What It Means to Be a Trojan

By Pamela J. Johnson

USC honored undergraduates, graduate students and teaching assistants — including four from the health sciences — for their volunteer work at the annual USC Community Service Awards Dinner, held April 16 at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus.

Health sciences honorees included Conan Teng of Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC; Jane Desmond and Kendra King Treichler of USC Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; and Amanda Wong of the USC School of Pharmacy. Read More »

June 24th, 2013|Announcements|

Keck Medical Center implements new EMR system

By Josh Grossberg

With hands-on training of a new electronic medical record system well underway, Keck Medical Center of USC is a step closer to eliminating most paperwork, as well as improving patient experience.

Several years in the works, KeckCare is now being implemented at Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. Read More »

June 21st, 2013|Announcements|

Keck School alumnus Mitchell Lew named USC trustee

By Annette Moore

Mitchell W. Lew Photo/Dietmar Quistdorf Mitchell W. Lew
Photo/Dietmar Quistdorf

Physician, health care entrepreneur and longtime USC volunteer Mitchell W. Lew has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees. Lew is CEO of Prospect Medical Systems, an independent physician association with a network of primary care physicians, specialists and affiliated hospitals throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties.

In May 2012, Lew became the first Asian-American president of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors. Previously, he served as president of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association (APAA) from 2009 to 2011. Read More »

June 21st, 2013|Announcements|