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    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    On June 29, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck Medicine of USC and the Keck School of Medicine of USC announced a $5 million gift from the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Charitable Foundation. The gift was bestowed by Harold R. Brown, the founding couple’s son and the foundation’s current... Read More »
      Monday, June 29, 2020
      The United States military has a constant need for service members who can serve in elite and specialized units. However, because the required training courses are so rigorous, the dropout rate is high. According to a new study, the main factor determining who successfully completes the courses is mental fortitude.... Read More »
        Monday, June 29, 2020
        The ability to sequence the genome of a tumor has revolutionized cancer treatment over the last 15 years by identifying drivers of cancer at the molecular level. But understanding the genetic diversity of individual cells within a tumor and how that might impact the disease progression has remained a challenge,... Read More »
          Friday, June 26, 2020
          Results are in for the health system’s Prevalence Pilot Program, which reflects COVID-19 testing results among Keck Medical Center of USC health care workers. Conducted over a four-week period in May and June, the program showed infection and antibody rates that were significantly lower than that of the community. These... Read More »
            Wednesday, June 24, 2020
            On June 22, Chris Allen transitioned from his role as executive administrator for financial planning and decision support at Keck Medicine of USC to that of interim chief financial officer for the organization. A graduate of University of Georgia, Allen brings more than 20 years of finance leadership in health... Read More »
              Wednesday, June 24, 2020
              A rare and spontaneous variant in a gene called SYNGAP1 can lead to a variety of debilitating conditions in infants and children, including intellectual disability, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders. As of now, there is no cure. To help children with this rare syndrome, Ashley Evans and Mike Graglia founded the SynGAP... Read More »
                Tuesday, June 23, 2020
                Qi-Long Ying, PhD, professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC,  has begun a six-year collaborative research project with Shanghai Cell Therapy Group (SHCell). Through the project, sponsored by $3.6 million from the Baize Plan Fund, the Ying laboratory aims to develop... Read More »
                  Monday, June 22, 2020
                  Saturday, June 20 marked World Refugee Day, a holiday of recognition organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Agency. This year, people around the world honored this day while observing how the COVID-19 pandemic has added to the plight of refugees. Paying special attention to this day were... Read More »
                    Monday, June 22, 2020
                    For as long as she can remember, Stacey Dusing, PhD, PT, has felt a calling to help children. Even as a young adult, the new director of USC's Motor Development Lab taught swimming and coached sports. “I always knew I’d work in pediatrics as a physical therapist,” she said. Stacey Dusing, recently named as... Read More »
                      Thursday, June 18, 2020
                      Before the COVID-19 pandemic, surgical coordinators would typically help patients understand how to navigate the processes leading up to their procedure, including medical records, imaging, insurance, preoperative appointments and tests. Now that business is resuming at Keck Medicine of USC, the support these coordinators provide has extended to assuring patients... Read More »

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