Recent News

    Efforts on the ground: creating safe ambulatory spaces
    Thursday, July 9, 2020
    The primary goal of the ambulatory services team at Keck Medicine of USC is to make sure that staff, physicians and patients are safe. To help prevent COVID-19 transmission at various Keck Medicine clinic locations, Laurie Johnson, chief ambulatory officer, and Angela Price, manager of ambulatory services, and their teams... Read More »
    Scientists find a simpler way to make sensory hearing cells
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    USC scientists are developing a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. Based at the laboratories of Neil Segil, PhD, and Justin Ichida, PhD of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, their approach uses direct reprogramming to produce “hair cells” — sensory cells named for their hair-like protrusions which sense... Read More »
    An interview with Chris Allen, interim CFO of Keck Medicine of USC
    Thursday, July 2, 2020
    On June 22, Chris Allen transitioned from his role as executive administrator for financial planning and decision support at Keck Medicine of USC to serve as the health system’s interim chief financial officer. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Allen brings more than 20 years of finance leadership experience... Read More »
    Keck Medicine celebrates a week of virtual pride
    Thursday, July 2, 2020
    From June 22 through June 26, Keck Medicine of USC celebrated Keck PRIDE, a week devoted to recognizing the health system’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) staff and its commitment to providing affirming care to LGBTQ+ patients. Despite the need to celebrate virtually due to ongoing concerns... Read More »
    Lerman named president-elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been chosen as president-elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, the organization announced Monday. Lerman, who is also the H. Leslie Hoffman and Elaine S. Hoffman Chair in Cancer Research, a professor of psychiatry and the behavioral... Read More »
    Marine training may take more mental than physical grit
    Monday, June 29, 2020
    The United States military has a constant need for service members who can serve in elite and specialized units. However, because the required training courses are so rigorous, the dropout rate is high. According to a new study, the main factor determining who successfully completes the courses is mental fortitude.... Read More »