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    USC scientist honored for research into cancer-causing behaviors
    Friday, October 19, 2018
    Adam Leventhal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, received the American Cancer Society’s Giants of Science Determination Award Oct. 18 in Beverly Hills for his novel research of the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of tobacco use and other cancer-causing behaviors. The recognition... Read More »
    Physician wellness efforts grow across Keck Medicine
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    After decades of punishing schedules and high-pressure exams, medical schools across the nation are awakening to the need for major changes in how doctors are trained — and USC is leading this charge on physician wellness. Because medical students are expected to spend long hours in the hospital and master... Read More »
    Young adults’ cancer survival rates jump in surprising new study
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Young Americans with cancer have a far better prognosis than once thought due to a surprising new discovery about the role of HIV/AIDS, fundamentally altering a long-standing narrative about their cancer mortality, according to new findings by USC scientists. For decades, some researchers believed cancer survival rates were dismally low... Read More »
    USC Stem Cell and BCRegMed Virtual Symposium brings Canada to California
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    It didn’t require plane tickets to bring together scientists from USC Stem Cell in Los Angeles and BCRegMed in Vancouver. During October’s Virtual Symposium, videoconferencing technology enabled these scientists to share ideas as if they were sitting in the same conference room — even though they were more than 1,200... Read More »
    Yang Chai elected to National Academy of Medicine
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Associate Dean of Research Yang Chai, PhD, DDS, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a membership which is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. “Your election reflects the high esteem in which your peers and... Read More »
    USC expert dispels diabetes myths for Latino audience
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Martha Garcia lives with Type 2 diabetes, a preventable and manageable disease that for many feels like a social death sentence. The myths surrounding the disease made Garcia believe she had two choices — continue with the habits that led to getting the disease or eliminate many of the foods... Read More »
    It’s Just a Number: Bradley Williams shows photos at gallery exhibition
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    For Bradley Williams, a certified geriatric pharmacist with an interest in photography, there was only one way to retire: with a gallery showing of his photographic portraits of older adults. Williams, professor of clinical pharmacy and clinical gerontology, combined his two passions by showcasing 15 of his photos at a gallery... Read More »