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    Electric vehicles linked to reduced air pollution and improved health
    Friday, February 3, 2023
    In the first study to use real-world data to link electric cars, air pollution and health, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have begun to document the impact of electric vehicle (ZEV) adoption. Leveraging publicly available datasets, the researchers analyzed a “natural experiment” occurring in California as... Read More »
    Keck School of Medicine of USC dean and professor named AAAS Fellows
    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has honored Carolyn Meltzer, MD, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Richard M. Watanabe, PhD, professor of population and public health sciences, by naming them Fellows for their groundbreaking research. Meltzer is an award-winning researcher in neuroradiology... Read More »
    Physical therapy research probes shoulder tendon issues
    Monday, January 30, 2023
    The Foundation for Physical Therapy Research has bestowed a grant to Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, for her upcoming study, Biomarkers of Tendon Recovery for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy. Currently it's challenging to get meaningful images of shoulder tendons because they and the surrounding muscle are thicker than the tendons... Read More »
    Lack of blood pressure awareness lessens patient intentions to seek care
    Friday, January 27, 2023
    Almost two-thirds of adults do not know the upper thresholds for healthy blood pressure, according to a new study co-led by the Behavioral Sciences program at USC's Leonard D. Schaeffer Center For Health Policy and Economics. Their findings were published in the journal Medical Decision Making. While most study participants... Read More »
    It takes two: Using dance to augment STEM course content
    Monday, January 23, 2023
    Most undergraduates in the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention course are on the pre-med track, so they mostly focus on science as they pursue careers in the health care industry. Yet David Black, PhD, associate professor at the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences,  believes there is an opportunity... Read More »
    How to rewind the clock on arthritic cartilage — stat
    Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    A key protein called Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3), can turn back the clock on aging cartilage, according to a study co-led by Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, a professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at USC Stem Cell. The study was conducted in partnership with... Read More »