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    Monday, June 4, 2018
    My path to an MD wasn’t the usual one. After graduating college, I taught high school for two years in a low-income school in Oakland. The health inequalities between my students and their more privileged counterparts were pronounced. Lack of access to food, safe spaces to exercise, primary care and... Read More »
      Friday, June 1, 2018
      How do complex biological structures — an eye, a hand, a brain — emerge from a single fertilized egg? This is the fundamental question of developmental biology and a mystery still being grappled with by scientists who hope to one day apply the same principles to heal damaged tissues or... Read More »
        Friday, June 1, 2018
        Keck Medicine of USC is expanding its network of ambulatory clinics with a new location in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley. Located at 125 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia, the newly constructed three-story, 33,000-square-foot clinic will begin opening in fall 2018 and will offer a wide range of primary care... Read More »
          Friday, June 1, 2018
          Donna Elliott, MD, EdD, recently appointed vice dean for medical education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and chair of the Department of Medical Education, continues to receive recognition for her work in student affairs. Elliott has been named the 2018 recipient of the Exemplary Service Award from... Read More »
            Thursday, May 31, 2018
            In your body, blood stem cells produce approximately 10 billion new white blood cells, which are also known as immune cells, each and every day. Even more remarkably, if some of these blood stem cells fail to do their part, then other blood stem cells pick up their slack and... Read More »
              Wednesday, May 30, 2018
              The Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC hosted the first annual Primary Care Program Symposium April 28 on the Health Sciences Campus. Attendees included primary care preceptors and faculty wanting to improve their skills and knowledge based on common clinical problems. Speakers addressed current... Read More »
                Wednesday, May 30, 2018
                Medical students have a desire at heart to help and heal people. It propels us forward through years of rigorous training. I realized, however, larger “upstream” decisions can hinder our ability to care for patients. Limited or outdated policies, regulatory standards and guidelines may set roadblocks that seem like insurmountable... Read More »
                  Tuesday, May 29, 2018
                  USC’s local campaign to encourage Latinas to get tested for cervical cancer extends further into the community this year, with the hiring of local health care professionals who already work with residents. Es Tiempo is an annual public awareness campaign that was conceived a few years ago when Laila Muderspach, chair of... Read More »
                    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
                    Keck Medicine of USC recently honored health care employees who have exceeded the expectations of patients and families through exceptional care. The USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care recognize nurses, residents, physicians, non-clinical staff and departments for demonstrating patient-centered care, compassion and excellence. The 2018 winners were:... Read More »
                      Wednesday, May 23, 2018
                      A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect. The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought and that a group of reptile-like mammals that bridge the reptile and mammal transition experienced an unsuspected burst... Read More »
                        Wednesday, May 23, 2018
                        Health care professionals from California and surrounding states recently convened at an annual symposium aimed at delivering on the promise of patient-centered care. The second annual USC Choi Family Patient-Centered Care Symposium, held April 30, is one component of the USC Choi Family Excellence in Patient-Centered Care Endowment established in... Read More »

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