A May 31 story in the Los Angeles Times quoted Mark Urata, Audrey Skirball-Kenis Chair and chief of the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, about a team of doctors from Keck School-affiliated Children’s Hospital Los Angeles traveling to Jordan to treat Syrian refugees and local children with physical deformities. “Having a facial deformity can be emotionally and socially devastating for kids who simply want to fit in,” Urata said in a statement. “That’s our job: to help them have a normal childhood.”
A May 31 article in the Beverly Hills Courier reported that David Warburton, professor of pediatrics and surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, and colleagues from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles received a five-year $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue research on air pollution and provide public health assistance to child health and government agencies in Mongolia. Also mentioned were Keck School professor emeritus Masato Takahashi and faculty physicians Richard Mackenzie, Lawrence Ross, Stuart Siegel and Andreas Reiff.
A May 30 broadcast on BBC News (U.K.) featured interviews with Demetrios Demetriades, professor of surgery at the Keck School of Medicine and director of trauma at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, and Kenji Inaba, associate professor of surgery and emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, about gun violence in Los Angeles. BBC News (U.K.) quoted Peep Talving, assistant professor of surgery at the Keck School, in a second story.
A May 30 article in La Opinion quoted Ismael Nuno, assistant professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine, about obesity among Latino communities in the U.S.
A May 30 report in Korea JoongAng Daily (Korea) noted that Jae Jung, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Keck School of Medicine, presented a session on the herpes virus and hepatitis C virus in cancer at the inaugural Ho-Am forum on science and medicine.
A May 29 broadcast by Voice of America featured James Adams, associate professor of pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences at the School of Pharmacy. Adams leads hikes into Angeles National Forest to teach about Native American healing practices.
Adams learned which plants are poisonous and which are helpful from a traditional Chumash healer. “The science of pharmacology originally was the science of going out, talking to traditional healers, finding out which plants they used in their healing, and then taking those plants back to the lab to figure out why they work,” Adams said.
A May 29 article on KCRW-FM noted that a lease between USC and the Maternal Child and Adolescent/Adult Center, an HIV clinic operated by the LAC+USC Medical Center, is set to expire in June.
A May 28 broadcast on KPCC-FM featured an interview with Richard Paulson, professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine and director of USC Fertility, about pregnancies in healthy women in their 50s. “If you take healthy women who are 30 or 40, they are going to have fewer complications than women in their 50s,” Paulson said. “However, healthy women in their 50s of course have less complications than younger women who may have some underlying medical conditions.”
A May 28 article in the U-T San Diego featured research led by Cheng-Ming Chuong, professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, and colleagues from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies and University of California, Irvine, finding that hair loss from radiation therapy may be reduced based on the time of day that therapy is initiated.
On May 28, Emergency Physicians Monthly published an article by Taylor McCormick, a medical resident at LAC+USC Medical Center, and Stuart Swadron, associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, about a novel technique for headache management that involves giving an intramuscular injection at the base of the neck.
A May 26 broadcast on the BBC (U.K.) featured research led by Cheng-Ming Chuong, professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, and colleagues studying how alligators can regenerate a lost tooth up to 50 times. Researchers are hoping doctors could one day stimulate the same ability in humans.
A May 21 article in the UKRO blog featured research led by the Keck School of Medicine’s Janos Peti-Peterdi, professor of physiology and biophysics, and Alicia McDonough, professor of cell and neurobiology, finding a new target for eliminating hypertension, which is a leading cause of kidney disease.