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    Surgeons, cardiologists unite to send patient back outdoors
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    A decade ago, Robert Turek was in perfect health — until, suddenly, he wasn’t. Today, though, he’s back in the outdoors thanks to a partnership between physicians and surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC. “It couldn’t be my heart,” Turek remembered thinking at the time. “I was a runner. I ran... Read More »
    USC researcher strives to reduce UCL injuries in baseball
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Baseball fans are likely familiar with the phrase “Tommy John surgery.” While pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1970s, John underwent the first surgery of its kind to repair damage to his elbow. The technical name for the procedure is ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCL) surgery. UCL injury... Read More »
    Keck Medicine announces acquisition of Los Angeles Cardiology Associates
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    Keck Medicine of USC recently announced the acquisition of Los Angeles Cardiology Associates, a cardiovascular care group with eight locations across the Los Angeles region. This acquisition, effective Feb. 24, expands the cardiovascular care provided by Keck Medicine and adds 11 physicians to the institution’s roster of faculty cardiologists. Physicians... Read More »
    Stem cell scientist Giorgia Quadrato joins USC’s brain trust
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Giorgia Quadrato, PhD, loves a good challenge. That’s why the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s newest assistant professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine currently spends her time growing 3-D networks of human nerve cells, called brain organoids, in the laboratory. “I think studying the brain is, by... Read More »
    Caryn Lerman announced as USC Norris director
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest-ranked cancer care provider in Southern California, announces the appointment of Caryn Lerman, PhD, as the center’s new director, effective March 15.  She also will hold the position of professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of... Read More »
    Steven Siegel named Franz Alexander Chair in Psychiatry
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    Keck School of Medicine of USC leaders honored the memory of one of the founders of psychoanalytical and psychosomatic medicine recently, and continued a tradition of innovation in the field by installing Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, as Franz Alexander Chair in Psychiatry. “(Franz Alexander) left a remarkable legacy as a... Read More »