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    Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    Chintan Parekh, MD, of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has led a team of investigators that generated a comprehensive roadmap for how T-cells develop in the human thymus. The study was published in the journal Immunity on June 16. T-cells are a type... Read More »
      Tuesday, June 16, 2020
      Stacey Schepens Niemiec, PhD, assistant professor of research at the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, is passionate about using technology to improve the health of older adults. With less than 10% of people 65 and up meeting the national guidelines for physical activity, she... Read More »
        Tuesday, June 16, 2020
        As the COVID-19 outbreak escalated into a pandemic, Keck School of Medicine of USC lung researcher Ya-Wen Chen, MD, PhD, expected to be spending a lot of time at home, sheltering in place. “At the beginning of the quarantine, I was going to focus on writing grants,” said Chen, who joined the... Read More »
          Monday, June 15, 2020
          As a postdoctoral fellow at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, Peter Fabian, PhD, has consistently excelled in his work. Only three years after joining the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump, PhD, to study craniofacial development in tiny zebrafish... Read More »
            Monday, June 15, 2020
            David Peng, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and president of the USC Care Medical Group, has been awarded a 2020 Research Achievement Award in Public Policy and Medical Education from the American Skin Association (ASA), a national organization advancing... Read More »
              Wednesday, June 10, 2020
              In solidarity with the organization White Coats for Black Lives, faculty, staff and students from across the Health Sciences Campus, including USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, congregated recently to join a nationwide observance of eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence. The duration of silence measured the length of time a... Read More »
                Friday, June 5, 2020
                For COVID-19, like all illnesses, the drugs and vaccines to treat or prevent the disease must be backed by rigorous evidence. Clinical trials are the source of this evidence. With vaccines and drugs for the coronavirus already entering human testing, it is important to know what the different phases of... Read More »
                  Friday, June 5, 2020
                  Amidst the pandemic, barrier shields meant to protect patients and physicians from possible COVID-19 transmission went on national backorder. Charles DeBoer, MD, PhD, a second-year resident at the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, responded by spending his own time and personal resources to build PPE customized for ophthalmic... Read More »
                    Thursday, June 4, 2020
                    Eve Muller is a trained actor who portrays patients to give medical school students a chance to practice their doctor-patient interactions. Her job, commonly titled “standardized patient,” helps faculty test the students’ interpersonal skills as well as their medical knowledge. The work requires simulating emotional and psychosocial issues along with... Read More »
                      Wednesday, June 3, 2020
                      Recently the nation has experienced protests at a scale and duration not seen in decades. The act of protest has always carried risks: Under previous circumstances, demonstrators and community members have faced the possible dangers of violence, tear gas and arrest. Now, public protests carry the added threat of COVID-19... Read More »

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