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    Med students discuss health care policy with legislators
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    Students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC do more than learn to be physicians: A group of them got a taste of government policymaking after meeting with state legislators in Sacramento on June 6 and 7. To give students firsthand experience in working with policymakers, Professor of Clinical... Read More »
    Vladimir Zelman receives honors from Keck School, Russian university
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    Vladimir Zelman, MD, PhD, clinical professor of anesthesiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was honored recently by both the Keck School and by his medical alma mater, Novosibirsk State University in Russia. In April, the Novosibirsk University Governing and Scientific Board voted unanimously to rename their medical... Read More »
    Study: Late diabetes diagnosis could be pancreatic cancer signal
    Monday, June 18, 2018
    Each year, more than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as Type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes with a long list of potential complications: high blood pressure, nerve damage, kidney disease, stroke, glaucoma and more. But for African Americans and Latinos, a diagnosis of... Read More »
    Results are in: Readers respond to HSC News Weekly survey
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    Five winners have been selected from among the respondents to the inaugural HSC News Weekly Reader Survey. Nancy Berman, Michelle Lee, Helen Noble, Claire Norman and Michelle Steele were randomly selected to win $20 Amazon gift cards. The survey, which was open from May 17 to June 8, sought opinions... Read More »
    Physician recognized with Choi Award for ‘going above and beyond’
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    He describes himself as a proud Trojan. Others describe Antreas Hindoyan, MD, as a guardian angel, a dedicated and gifted physician with great skill and expertise, and an exemplary man. These accolades recently led to the interventional cardiologist at Keck Medicine of USC being awarded the USC Choi Family Award... Read More »
    Building eye implants for people with retina degeneration
    Thursday, June 14, 2018
    When Gianluca Lazzi, PhD, started out as an electrical engineer, he was working on safety assessments of electromagnetic fields. Essentially, he wanted to find out how to prevent people from being overexposed to those fields and hurting themselves. Today, he actually exposes people to those same electromagnetic fields in order to... Read More »
    Pollution measured across Los Angeles County
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    A new USC analysis of air quality data shows sharply different levels of air pollution across the Los Angeles area, with Chinatown suffering from the unhealthiest air. Altadena had the lowest air pollution. The analysis used an artificial intelligence model, developed through collaborations at USC, that can measure particulate matter... Read More »
    Dental work transforms a teen’s smile
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    Stephanie Saldana was born with amelogenesis imperfecta, a rare tooth development disorder that causes teeth to be unusually small, grooved or discolored. Because of that disorder, Saldana would instinctively cover her mouth to avoid being bullied by classmates. Thanks to the work of two Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of... Read More »