Young adults are the future of health care, and nowhere is that more evident than on USC’s Health Sciences Campus.
Outstanding minority undergraduate students explained their research on Aug. 9 in poster presentations at the culmination of the Bridging the Gaps: Bench to Bedside Summer Research Program. Standing in the bright summer sun, Jasmine Piazza, an incoming junior at Delaware State University, presented her research project, “Detection and Analysis of Native Rattusin.” The annual eight-week summer program gives participants exposure to the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s research and clinical programs and encourages them to pursue their graduate studies at the Keck School.
Fifteen cyclists affiliated with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults shared “chemo care bags” and stories about their 70-day trek from Baltimore to San Diego with patients and staff of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on Aug. 8. Hosted by the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at USC (AYA@USC), the visitors represented one of four 4K for Cancer teams riding cross-country to raise money and awareness for young adults affected by cancer. Here, Charlotte Ridgeway (left) and Kiana Davis visit with USC Norris patient Miguel Hernandez.