Study reveals potential new treatment target in the fight against COVID-19

The swift development of vaccines has provided a vital tool to combat the spread of the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus, but challenges to reaching herd immunity posed by the rise of new mutations and the inability of immunosuppressed people to develop Read More »

May 25th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Marcella Birtele named Choi Family Postdoctoral Fellow at USC Stem Cell

In one sense, Marcella Birtele is following in her father’s footsteps: he works as an electrician in Italy, and she studies the electrophysiology of the brain as a postdoctoral fellow in Giorgia Quadrato’s lab at the Eli and Edythe Read More »

May 24th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

When Medicare chips in on hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients, everyone wins

Untreated hepatitis C can lead to serious and life-threatening health problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer. Direct-acting antiviral therapies introduced in recent years are highly effective, with cure rates above 95%.

But most Medicaid beneficiaries with hepatitis C don’t get these Read More »

May 21st, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Chris Allen tapped for Keck Medical Center’s chief financial officer

Chris Allen will serve as chief financial officer for Keck Medical Center of USC beginning May 31, Keck Medicine of USC leaders announced recently. Allen will be responsible for developing and directing the medical center’s overall financial planning, Keck Medicine Read More »

May 20th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Graduating senior Claire Needham learns how to combine body and mind at USC

Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down campus, you could often find Claire Needham practicing plié, relevé and sauté in the light-filled dance studios of the USC Kaufman International Dance Center. Afterwards, she might dart off to a neurobiology or Read More »

May 20th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement|