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Smartphone-based device to detect silent heart attacks receives funding

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack — 805,000 Americans annually. For 75% of those individuals, it’s their first heart attack, making it difficult to act quickly in response to symptoms. Read More »

January 20th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Relief, excitement as USC Pharmacy teams vaccinate frontline health care workers

Outdoors at Lincoln Park Recreation Center, across the street from the USC Health Sciences Campus, first-year pharmacy student Gabriela Dutra-Clarke carefully administered a dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to Jeannie Garcia, a certified nursing assistant.

Garcia, who works for Project Homekey Read More »

January 19th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Diversity and Inclusion committee shares message for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a few Keck Medicine of USC employees recited a portion of Dr. King’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” and shared their vision for Keck Medicine.

In an email to the Keck Read More »

January 19th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Multi-continental study examines brain scans of HIV-positive patients

Nearly 38 million people around the world are living with HIV, which, with access to treatment, has become a lifelong chronic condition. Understanding how infection changes the brain, especially in the context of aging, is increasingly important for improving both Read More »

January 15th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Students who’ve recovered from COVID-19 give back by donating plasma

Sarah Castillo* witnessed firsthand how convalescent plasma — plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 — can help patients hit hard by the virus.

The USC graduate student was living with her parents, brother and uncle in small-town Illinois in Read More »

January 14th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|