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Grant to support patient diversity in cardiac surgery clinical trials

A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will support Keck School of Medicine of USC efforts to recruit patients from underrepresented populations into cardiac surgery clinical Read More »

July 16th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

David Peng named president of USC Care

Keck Medicine of USC has named David Peng, MD, MPH, as president of USC Care Medical Group (USC Care), a faculty practice plan composed of Keck Medicine physicians at hospital clinics and Read More »

July 15th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Researcher explores links between transgender brain and gender identity

What can looking at the brains of transgender people tell us about the physical and mental health resources they might need?

Not very much — yet.

But that is starting to change, said Jonathan Vanhoecke, MS, a budding expert Read More »

July 15th, 2019|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Healthy blood vessels may be the answer to Alzheimer’s prevention

If you’re worried about Alzheimer’s disease, your best shot at prevention could be maintaining cardiovascular health through exercise and diet and staying on top of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

That’s because USC researchers suspect healthy blood vessels Read More »

July 11th, 2019|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

PT helps patient recover after brain surgery for ear disorder

When 13-year-old Hudson Stimmler told his parents he couldn’t hear from his left ear in December 2017, they didn’t take him too seriously.

“We’d talk to him, and he would respond,” said his mother Meghan Stimmler, who is a registered nurse. Read More »

July 10th, 2019|Announcements|