International dentistry program at USC, first of its kind, marks milestone

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is celebrating a milestone.

Nearly 50 years ago, seven Cuban refugees were among the first class of students who graduated from the school’s international dentistry program.

Originally called the USC Special Student Program and Read More »

January 10th, 2019|Announcements|

Stem cell study offers clues for optimizing bone marrow transplants and more

Bone marrow transplants, which involve transplanting healthy blood stem cells, offer the best treatment for many types of cancers, blood disorders and immune diseases. Even though 22,000 of these procedures are performed each year in the U.S., much remains to Read More »

January 9th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Bluthenthal appointed associate dean for social justice

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, has been appointed associate dean for social justice at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective Jan. 1. Bluthenthal, who is a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and a member of the Institute for Read More »

January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet, Press Page|

Researchers race against tick-borne illness before it spreads in US

Two groundbreaking discoveries by USC researchers could lead to medications and a vaccine to treat or prevent a hemorrhagic fever, transmitted by a new tick species, before it spreads across the United States.

In the Jan. 7 Nature Microbiology, Read More »

January 8th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC doctors, staff help a single dad deal with ALS

It seems like every week Shaun Kalpakoff discovers there’s something new he can no longer do without assistance.

The 37-year-old single father is one of an estimated 20,000 Americans who live with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that Read More »

January 5th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|