Megastudy shows importance of text messages in boosting vaccination rates

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated both the need for lifesaving vaccines and the challenge of getting many people to take them. A recent megastudy suggests that text messaging can boost vaccination usage — depending on which words are used. To Read More »

June 3rd, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19|

New grant to fund research on rare neurological disorder

If you’ve never heard of a genetic disease called SYNGAP1 Syndrome, you’re certainly not alone. The neurological disorder is considered rare, with only 762 confirmed cases globally, according to the #SyngapCensus. But epidemiological studies suggest it’s more common Read More »

June 2nd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Rise in dual MD-MPH degrees signals a new trend in higher education

Growing up in northeast San Fernando Valley, Andrea Bañuelos Mota wanted to be a doctor, but she didn’t know how. No one in her community had gone to medical school. When her brother passed away, a devastating loss for her Read More »

June 2nd, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Nurses get a tailor-made education in post-operative tracheostomy care

For Keck Medicine of USC patients who need a post-operative tracheostomy tube, a well-trained nurse could be their best line of defense.

“Nurses are often the first to confront any post-op complications that can arise,” said Mark Swanson, MD, a head Read More »

June 1st, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC’s monumental commencement effort unleashes celebrations and makes history

USC senior Rajiv Sheth stepped on the stage in his cap and gown, clutched his diploma and beamed. His grandmother, Bharti Sheth, watched him during USC’s May 14 commencement ceremony from her seat at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Read More »

May 28th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement, Keck Net Intranet|