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Ostrow researcher investigates environmental pollution’s contribution to birth defects

Nearly 120,000 babies will be born with birth defects this year. 

While there are a number of causes — genetics and chromosomal issues, infections during pregnancy, maternal malnutrition and exposure to certain medicines, illicit drugs and alcohol — one well-documented Read More »

July 27th, 2021|Announcements|

Keck Medicine of USC ranked in most-ever specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22

Keck Medicine of USC has been recognized as being among the top hospitals in the nation for a record number of specialties by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals. The rankings, which consider overall patient care as well as Read More »

July 26th, 2021|featured, Keck Net Intranet|

L.A. eating habits changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic

More than half of Los Angeles County residents made changes to their diet during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than a quarter of them reporting that they ate more healthily, according to a new study by USC researchers.

To continue Read More »

July 26th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Multi-cancer blood tests can reduce late-stage cancer diagnosis in Black and Latino patients

The stage at which cancers are detected is one of the most important factors in determining patient survival. Yet not everyone regularly receives recommended routine screenings for common cancers, which contributes to disparities in cancer survival rates among Black and Read More »

July 23rd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Department of Surgery receives NIH training grant for young researchers

The Department of Surgery has received a grant to join the National Institutes of Health’s Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program, an innovative push to recruit and develop talented young researchers. The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Read More »

July 23rd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|