Recent News

    Caregivers honored for attention to patients
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Keck Medicine of USC recently honored health care employees who have exceeded the expectations of patients and families through exceptional care. The USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care recognize nurses, residents, physicians, non-clinical staff and departments for demonstrating patient-centered care, compassion and excellence. The 2018 winners were:... Read More »
    Utah fossil reveals global exodus of mammals’ near relatives to major continents
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect. The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought and that a group of reptile-like mammals that bridge the reptile and mammal transition experienced an unsuspected burst... Read More »
    Symposium focuses on patient-centered care
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Health care professionals from California and surrounding states recently convened at an annual symposium aimed at delivering on the promise of patient-centered care. The second annual USC Choi Family Patient-Centered Care Symposium, held April 30, is one component of the USC Choi Family Excellence in Patient-Centered Care Endowment established in... Read More »
    In Memoriam: Niles D. Chapman, 89
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Niles D. Chapman, MD, emeritus associate clinical professor of thoracic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died May 13. He was 89. Chapman, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, was born in Houston and raised in Butte, Montana, during the Great Depression. As a teenager, he worked in... Read More »
    Professor receives lifetime achievement award
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Michael Silka, MD, professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and interim co-director of the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). Silka is the sixth recipient of the award, which is in... Read More »
    360 video tour of USC’s stem cell research center
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    In a 360 video, Andy McMahon, PhD, director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC, is joined by USC Stem Cell's world-class scientists on a tour of the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at... Read More »
    Patients honored for Mother’s Day
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    In honor of Mother’s Day, the ambulatory infusion teams handed out roses to patients who visited the USC Norris Cancer Day Hospital, Healthcare Center 3 Treatment Center, Orange County and Pasadena treatment centers during the week of Mother’s Day. This has become an annual tradition to celebrate patients who are... Read More »
    Keck School receives $43.7 million to manage cancer registry
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center $43.7 million to continue tracking all incidences of cancer in Los Angeles County. Called the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, the registry dates back nearly half a century and has improved the... Read More »
    Tell us what you think of HSC News Weekly
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    Let us know how you like the new format of distributing news across the Health Sciences Campus! Fill out the following short survey and you could be entered into a raffle for a $20 Amazon gift card. Five winners will be selected via a random drawing to win the gift... Read More »