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Caregivers honored for attention to patients

Keck Medicine of USC recently honored health care employees who have exceeded the expectations of patients and families through exceptional care.

The USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care recognize nurses, residents, physicians, non-clinical staff and departments for demonstrating Read More »

May 23rd, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Utah fossil reveals global exodus of mammals’ near relatives to major continents

A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect.

The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought and that a group of reptile-like mammals that bridge Read More »

May 23rd, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Symposium focuses on patient-centered care

Health care professionals from California and surrounding states recently convened at an annual symposium aimed at delivering on the promise of patient-centered care.

The second annual USC Choi Family Patient-Centered Care Symposium, held April 30, is one component of the USC Read More »

May 23rd, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

In Memoriam: Niles D. Chapman, 89

Niles D. Chapman, MD, emeritus associate clinical professor of thoracic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died May 13. He was 89.

Chapman, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, was born in Houston and raised in Butte, Montana, during Read More »

May 22nd, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Professor receives lifetime achievement award

Michael Silka, MD, professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and interim co-director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES).

Silka is Read More »

May 22nd, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|