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    Trojans honor body donors who make realistic anatomy classes possible
    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    Dozens of USC medical students lined up, each holding a piece of paper containing a short eulogy. They were anonymous — no names attached. But the students already knew to whom they were addressed, having spent a year working on their bodies, learning how their brain and heart works, or investigating... Read More »
    New master’s program in biokinesiology offers sports science emphasis
    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    As technology continues to advance, so too does sports science. Today, practitioners are expected to use technology and data to improve athletic performance and reduce player injury. Translation of technology and data into more effective and efficient care for athletes requires not only foundational work that identifies appropriate applications for... Read More »
    The key to avoiding measles: knowing your vaccination history
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    In the face of the worst measles outbreak in the United States in more than 25 years, some adults are wondering whether they should be taking additional precautions to protect themselves from the extremely contagious disease. And the answer is: Maybe. According to experts from the Keck School of Medicine of... Read More »
    Improved air quality leads to fewer L.A.-area kids developing asthma
    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Improved air quality in the Los Angeles region is linked to roughly 20% fewer new asthma cases in children, according to a USC study that tracked Southern California children over a 20-year period. The findings appeared in the May 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The research... Read More »
    Researcher seeks root of tooth development
    Monday, May 20, 2019
    The lower two-thirds of a tooth are known as the root. Normally covered in bone, they anchor the tooth into the jaw.  But the exact mechanisms and pathways that create the root — and its delicate interactions with the rest of the tooth — have not been well studied. Herman... Read More »
    New study probes the sensory effects of prenatal alcohol exposure
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    The sparkling vineyards near Cape Town, South Africa, produce some of the world’s best wines. But there’s a darker story among the people who work and live in the sunny wineries’ shadows: The region has the world’s highest prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. “The wineries are the issue because... Read More »
    Choi Symposium focuses on state of patient-centered care
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    On the morning of April 29, visitors to the California Endowment Center were greeted by a sign reading, “Improved quality of care has become a priority issue in the American health care system. What do you contribute?” Below the sign in multi-colored, handwritten scrawl were phrases such as, “Build systems... Read More »
    Global Citizenship Roundtable shares lessons of adaptability, vigilance
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    On April 5, members of the Keck School of Medicine of USC community gathered in Aresty Auditorium to hear firsthand impressions of students’ experiences while participating in study away experiences with the Master of Science in Global Medicine program. Global Medicine students traveled to UNICEF headquarters in New York City;... Read More »
    Neurosurgeons tapped for mentoring program
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Three junior faculty members in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have been chosen to participate in the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons Emerging Investigator Mentoring Program. “This award goes out to junior faculty who show the most promise in the national neurosurgery... Read More »