Six researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC were recently selected to join the Society for Pediatric Research. Membership in the society is based on peer nomination and election, and marks the member’s standing as an internationally recognized pediatric researcher.

The newest members will be honored at the Society for Pediatric Research annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on May 3. Researchers to be recognized include: Jamie Wood, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics; Robinder Khemani, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics; Vincent Wang, MD, MHA, associate professor of clinical pediatrics; Yong-Mi Kim, MD, MPH, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics; Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics; and Toni Frederick, PhD, MSPH, associate professor of pediatrics.


In the January 2014 issue of the journal Chest, Renli Qiao, MD, professor of clinical medicine, and colleagues from China and the United States described their joint efforts in establishing pulmonary and critical care medicine as a subspecialty in China. Qiao has played a major role in helping China see the need for improved post-MD medical training in all fields.


The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center has named Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, professor of ophthalmology and biomedical engineering and professor of cell & neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, as a recipient of a 2014 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award.

The award supports drug discovery efforts of great promise at renowned institutions across the nation.

Humayun received the award — $200,000 over two years — for his work on the development of an oxygen delivery device to treat ischemic retinal diseases, a leading cause of blindness worldwide.