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    Friday, January 13, 2023
    Keck Hospital of USC ended the year with a special milestone: its 600th lung transplant. The patient, a 56-year-old male with lung fibrosis, received a double lung transplant on Dec. 17 and is expected to go home this month. “His surgery was pretty uneventful, and the duration of the surgery... Read More »
      Tuesday, January 10, 2023
      Ekta Vyas, PhD, MS, joined Keck Medicine of USC in July 2022 as the organization’s new chief human resources officer. Since then, Vyas has begun overseeing the development and execution of human resources strategies in support of Keck Medicine’s employees, mission and goals. At the start of 2023, Vyas shared... Read More »
        Tuesday, January 10, 2023
        People with obesity or diabetes who consume 20% or more of their daily calories from fast food have severely elevated levels of fat in their livers, according to a study from Keck Medicine of USC. The findings confirm a correlation between eating fast food and an increased risk of nonalcoholic... Read More »
          Monday, January 9, 2023
          A low-cost intervention has been confirmed by USC researchers to make a difference in the opioid epidemic, which costs 100,000 lives each year: a letter from a medical examiner notifying doctors that their patient has died from an overdose. The team’s study, published today in JAMA Network Open, shows that the... Read More »
            Wednesday, January 4, 2023
            Robert E. Tranquada, MD, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC from 1986 to 1991, died on Dec. 4, 2022 at the age of 92. Tranquada was a diabetes researcher and public health advocate who was instrumental in increasing access to health care for underserved communities across Los... Read More »
              Wednesday, January 4, 2023
              USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed their annual New Year’s baby, who is the first child born in their maternity department each year. Rachel Rose Marino was born to parents Christina and Nicholas on New Year’s Day at 11:13 a.m. In addition to celebrating their new child in the new year, ... Read More »
                Wednesday, January 4, 2023
                After following more than 1,500 children over six years, a USC-led study has helped to confirm that sensory symptoms are an early behavioral marker of autism. The findings showed that 3% of all children have elevated sensory traits that worsen as they grow from babies into school-aged children. Of those... Read More »
                  Monday, December 19, 2022
                  In March 2020, Justin Ichida, PhD, was appointed to a prestigious endowed professorship at the Keck School of Medicine of USC through a gift from the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation. On October 20, 2022, more than two years later, an appreciative group of scientific leaders, colleagues, philanthropists, family and... Read More »

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