The cover story of the April 2014 edition of the Hearing Journal featured interviews with John K. Niparko, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; Carolina Abdala, PhD, professor of otolaryngology research; Laurie Eisenberg, PhD, professor of otolaryngology research; and Robert Shannon, PhD, professor of otolaryngology research, about working at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “We were most concerned with maintaining sustainability of the research in progress and building strong collaborations that in the end benefit patients — that is always our ultimate goal,” Niparko said.


An April 21 article in the Los Angeles Times quoted Armand Dorian, MD, associate clinical professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and emergency room physician at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, about a teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of a jet from California to Hawaii.


An April 18 article in USA Today quoted Leslie Saxon, MD, professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School, on how wearable devices are changing health practices.


An April 17 report in The Washington Post quoted Gabriel Zada, MD, assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery at the Keck School, about the type of cancer that actress Valerie Harper of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” has survived.


On April 14, The Washington Post quoted Michael Habib, PhD, assistant professor of research in cell and neurobiology at the Keck School, about the flight biomechanics of pterosaurs.


An April 10 story in Los Angeles magazine quoted Lon Schneider, MD, MS, professor of psychiatry, neurology, and gerontology at the Keck School, about drugs designed to cure Alzheimer’s disease.


An April 10 article in the Los Angeles Times featured research by V. Wendy Setiawan, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School, and colleagues finding that drinking coffee every day can help lower the risk of liver cancer. “Now we can add [hepatocellular carcinoma] to the list of medical ailments, such as Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke, that may be prevented by coffee intake,” Setiawan said. The story was also covered by Health Day, The Scientist, The Huffington Post, Fars News Agency (Iran), the Daily Trojan, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV and CBS News Detroit affiliate WWJ-AM.


On April 7, CBS News’ “This Morning” interviewed David Agus, MD, professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine and the Viterbi School of Engineering, about an experimental breast cancer drug. Agus was also quoted in another CBS News story.