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Trojan doesn’t let lifelong stutter stop career as dentist

Standing at a busy restaurant counter during the lunch rush, Roop Mayall approaches the cashier to place her order.

“Name for the order, please?” he asks.

She opens her mouth to say her name, but she can’t make a sound. She begins Read More »

June 6th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Bilingual mom offers care as physician assistant in underserved communities

As a Spanish-speaking native of L.A.’s South Gate neighborhood, Jessica Flores frequently accompanied her father to doctor visits to serve as translator, after realizing the language barrier with his doctor was interfering with his treatment.

Starting in July, Flores will serve Read More »

June 6th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Construction to shift traffic on Alcazar Street

Employees and visitors to the Health Sciences Campus are advised of new and ongoing construction detours. Please allow extra time for parking and be advised of the following changes to traffic patterns that could impact access:

From June 11 through July Read More »

June 5th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

From perfectly punctual to fashionably late, it takes all kinds to build a kidney

Running early or running late can have big consequences — especially when it comes to the progenitor cells involved in human kidney development. According to a new study in Developmental Cell from the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Andy McMahon, Read More »

June 5th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Why I Choose USC: Margarita Ivanova, fourth-year medical student

My path to an MD wasn’t the usual one. After graduating college, I taught high school for two years in a low-income school in Oakland. The health inequalities between my students and their more privileged counterparts were pronounced. Lack of Read More »

June 4th, 2018|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|