USC study shows African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

African-Americans bear a heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States, according to research by Keck Medicine of USC ophthalmology scientists.

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August 15th, 2014|Announcements|

Keck Medical Center of USC physician leads new study on genomics of young lung cancer

Barbara Gitlitz, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and members of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, is leading a new clinical study to understand why lung cancer occurs in adults under 40 Read More »

August 13th, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck School launches Center for Innovative Medical Education and Technology

This current era of technological innovation is also creating to an explosion of medical data, which means medical students must take in more information than ever before.

“By 2020, the amount of information that our students will have to learn is Read More »

August 13th, 2014|Announcements|

Preventive medicine chair discusses half-century of research on smoking

When the first report from the United States Surgeon General on smoking was released in 1964, it was held until a Saturday over fear that the information might lead to a stock market crash.

Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, chair of the Read More »

August 13th, 2014|Announcements|

David M. Carrera named vice president for USC Health Sciences Development

David M. Carrera, an accomplished advancement professional who helped plan and implement one of the largest fundraising efforts in the history of academic medicine, has been named vice president for USC Health Sciences Development, effective August 1.

In this role, Carrera Read More »

August 13th, 2014|Announcements|