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    Six Trojans featured in May issue of OT Practice
    Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    Five faculty members from the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and one alumna made the pages of the May 2020 issue of OT Practice magazine. The cover article, “Helping Clients Prepare for and Recover From Lung Transplant,” was written by alumna Wesley Chen, OTD, assistant clinical professor Jamie Wilcox,... Read More »
    Street Medicine program featured in publication promoting harm reduction
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    Since the problems of drug use and homelessness are intertwined, many activists trying to get more people off the streets have taken up the cause of harm reduction. Essentially, this means trying to repeal policies and laws that are harmful to people experiencing homelessness, including those living with drug or... Read More »
    USC Stem Cell study shows when to quit “Yapping”
    Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    It turns out that to hear a person yapping, you need a protein called Yap. Working as part of what is known as the Yap/Tead complex, this important protein sends signals to the hearing organ to attain the correct size during embryonic development, according to a new study published in... Read More »
    Better Together: a health care consortium with a crucial goal
    Friday, May 22, 2020
    Keck Medicine of USC is proud to be a part of the Better Together consortium, which brings several health care institutions together to inform and encourage the greater Los Angeles community while looking beyond stay-at-home orders.     Since the COVID-19 pandemic led government officials to call for lockdowns and... Read More »
    Howard Hu named chair of preventive medicine
    Friday, May 22, 2020
    Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective July 1.  Hu was the founding dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He stepped down in... Read More »
    Papadopoulos receives 2020 Distinguished Andrologist Award
    Friday, May 22, 2020
    Vassilios Papadopoulos, PharmD, PhD, dean of the USC School of Pharmacy, has received the 2020 Distinguished Andrologist Award from the American Society of Andrology (ASA) for his scientific contributions to the field of andrology, leadership in the ASA and commitment to the advancement of science in male reproductive health. Papadopoulos,... Read More »
    Teamwork treats injured firefighters
    Thursday, May 21, 2020
    Justin Gillenwater, MD, MS, was walking in a park in Santa Monica with his wife and baby on Saturday, May 16, when one of his surgical residents who lives in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood started texting him photos: A building had caught fire, and the stored butane oil inside... Read More »
    Humayun receives IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, director of the USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics and co-director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, was awarded the 2020 Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on Friday night. The prestigious award, sponsored by... Read More »
    Luanne Thorndyke named to newly created post of executive vice dean
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    Luanne Thorndyke, MD, has been appointed to the role of executive vice dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective July 1. In this newly created post, Thorndyke will represent the Dean’s Office across a broad spectrum of departmental initiatives. She will interact regularly with department chairs and... Read More »