J. Martin Heur named interim chair of ophthalmology

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 Read More »

September 15th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Smoking associated with worse outcomes for bladder cancer patients

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 Read More »

September 15th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Research team develops pioneering mask for procedure patients

Infectious disease experts have long known that the best the way to keep a deadly virus from spreading across hospital wards is to confine contagious patients to negative-pressure rooms.

Now researchers at the USC Tina Read More »

September 15th, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

In memoriam: Nancy E. Warner, MD, a pioneer for women in academic medicine

Nancy E. Warner, MD, physician, pathologist, teacher and mentor died in the late afternoon of Aug. 17 at the age of 97. Known for her resilience, curiosity and zest for life, she was the first woman chair at Read More »

September 8th, 2020|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Experts setting clinical practice guidelines for concussion

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million Americans experience a concussion — a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or jolt that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull — every year.