New grant to support studying ties between antidepressant use during pregnancy and craniofacial defects

Nearly 25% of pregnant women take Citalopram — a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that works by boosting levels of the “feel good” hormone serotonin. 

While the antidepressant might have positive effects on the expecting mother, it has been linked to Read More »

July 14th, 2021|Announcements|

Two years later, young girl’s family and USC doctor look back on groundbreaking fetal surgery

Gilda Giron couldn’t help but tear up as she reflected on the past month: Her daughter, Abby, celebrated her second birthday and took her first steps — steps that seemed improbable not so long ago.

Those milestones appear even greater given Read More »

July 13th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

ICE violated its own internal medical standards, potentially contributing to deaths of mostly healthy men

AUSC analysis of death reports for people who died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody found that ICE violated its own internal medical care standards in 78% of cases that occurred primarily in relatively young and healthy men.

The study, Read More »

July 12th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Stem Cell study points to a common ancestor for cells involved in hearing and touch

The sensory cells in the inner ear and the touch receptors in the skin actually have a lot in common, according to a new study from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Neil Segil published in the Proceedings of Read More »

July 12th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

How a student project led to autism training at USC’s Department of Public Safety

For Monica Caris and Riley McGuire, a leadership capstone in occupational therapy extended beyond academia.

The two master’s students at the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy wanted to make a difference in their Read More »

July 9th, 2021|Announcements|