Recent News

    Care for the Caregiver: facing a pandemic with compassion
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Siegel, a physician-scientist who specializes in the treatment of people who live with schizophrenia and psychosis, also holds the Franz Alexander Chair in Psychiatry. Steven Siegel... Read More »
    Researchers explore how virtual reality can help treat neurological problems
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    Three USC faculty members are working together to utilize a new treatment against the world’s most insidious and debilitating neurological diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. Combining their expertise in neuroimaging and biokinesiology, they conduct their cutting-edge research at the USC SensoriMotor Assessment and Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality (SMART-VR)... Read More »
    World Brain Death Project seeks clarity and consensus
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    A landmark consensus paper on brain death, published on Aug. 3 in JAMA as a “special communication,” aims to guide physicians in determining brain death as well as help families accept its irreversibility. Gene Sung, MD, director of the neurocritical care and stroke division at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is senior... Read More »
    Qato joins USC School of Pharmacy faculty
    Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    On Aug. 1, Dima Mazen Qato, PharmD, PhD, MPH, joined the USC School of Pharmacy faculty as the Hygeia Centennial Chair and associate professor (with tenure) in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She has also been appointed as a Senior Fellow with the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center... Read More »
    Peter Conti receives Benedict Cassen Prize for cancer imaging research
    Friday, July 31, 2020
    On July 13, Peter Conti, MD, PhD, director of the USC Molecular Imaging Center, was awarded the Benedict Cassen Prize during the annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). The $25,000 award is bestowed every two years by the Education and Research Foundation (ERF) for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular... Read More »
    In memoriam: Han Joo Kim
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    On Friday, July 24, Han Joo Kim, MD, died. He was a gifted radiation oncologist for Keck Medicine of USC, and his death is a significant loss that will be felt by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Kim had the distinction of becoming Keck Medicine’s first satellite... Read More »
    An interview with Chaplain Phil Manly
    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    On August 1, after a long career as a chaplain for USC’s health care system, including as spiritual director for Keck Medical Center of USC, Chaplain Phil Manly has retired. During his long career, Chaplain Manly spent 40 years as chaplain for Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center as... Read More »