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    Thursday, December 3, 2020
    On Nov. 19, Keck Medicine of USC held a special virtual ceremony marking the fifth annual USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care. The awards recognize nurses, fellows, physicians, non-clinical staff and departments for demonstrating patient-centered care, compassion and excellence. These prizes are part of the USC Choi... Read More »
      Wednesday, December 2, 2020
      Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, was destined to make his mark at the intersection of health and humanity. He learned to love literature and the arts from his mother, who grew up in Europe and spoke seven languages as the daughter of a Chinese diplomat. He was taught an appreciation... Read More »
        Monday, November 30, 2020
        Narsing Rao, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Interim Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was awarded the 2020 International Gold Award by the Chinese Ophthalmological Society on Nov. 20. The gold award is given to recognize an international ophthalmologist who has made outstanding achievements in vision, eye... Read More »
          Wednesday, November 25, 2020
          Charles Manger III, MD, graduated from the Keck School of Medicine of USC's ophthalmology program in 1980. He subsequently founded the Saddleback Eye Center in Laguna Hills, where he has performed approximately 89,000 LASIK surgeries since 1996. In 2007, Manger made a generous donation to the USC Roski Eye Institute... Read More »
            Wednesday, November 25, 2020
            Back in December 2017, when she was applying to graduate school, Nicole Mercado Anazagasty had much more on her mind than being accepted into her dream program: Master of Public Health at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She was back home in her native Puerto Rico, which just... Read More »
              Tuesday, November 24, 2020
              The human brain is an incredibly complex organ to study in its living tissue form. Researchers cannot experiment on human tissue directly, and animal models are often too different to human physiology to be effective. For this reason, in the last decade, neurological research has been increasingly turning to “brain-on-a-chip”... Read More »
                Monday, November 23, 2020
                Scams and fraud exact a heavy toll on older adults, with estimates of yearly losses ranging from $3 billion to $36 billion in the U.S. alone. Lasting damage can occur. Because many seniors live off of resources accumulated across their working lifetimes, such as retirement savings, victims may be unable to recoup... Read More »
                  Friday, November 20, 2020
                  Older women who live in locations with high levels of air pollution may have more Alzheimer’s-like brain shrinkage than women who live in places with cleaner air, according to a new USC study. Researchers looked at fine particle pollution and found that breathing in high levels of this kind of... Read More »
                    Friday, November 20, 2020
                    In less than a year since the pandemic began, two potential vaccine candidates are on the horizon. Even as COVID-19 continues its deadly march, one thing is clear: Scientific understanding of the new coronavirus and advances in fighting it have progressed with stunning speed. Here are five key lessons we’ve learned about... Read More »
                      Wednesday, November 18, 2020
                      More than 35 million people in the United States have diabetes, which has been linked to worse outcomes from COVID-19. During National Diabetes Month, Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss how the pandemic has affected people with diabetes and what they can do to protect their health.   The unique... Read More »
                        Wednesday, November 18, 2020
                        The upcoming holiday season will be challenging for many Americans. The coronavirus pandemic is surging — California recently surpassed 1 million known cases — as quarantine fatigue grows. Shorter and colder days are coming, holiday celebrations increase the risk of COVID-19 exposure and post-election shock waves still are rocking the nation. There’s... Read More »
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