Alison Trinidad is a public relations and social media specialist for Keck Medicine of USC, with a focus on scientific and medical news related to the neurosciences, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology and spine. Prior to joining USC, she was a daily newspaper reporter and consumer magazine editor in Jacksonville, Fla. A Southern California native, Alison also is a registered nurse in California and Florida.
Stories by Alison Trinidad:
Keck Medicine of USC hospitals rank among nation’s best for the seventh year in a row
Annual U.S. News & World Report rankings place Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles’ top three and California’s top 10.
Faster, better clinical trials to help find cures for brain disorders
USC physicians ask Southern Californians to take online brain tests that could lead to therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Patients report improved vision with non-surgical treatment of a common condition
USC Eye Institute researcher takes part in clinical trials focusing on the aging eye.
Neurologist to expand MS services at Keck Medicine of USC
Daniel Pelletier brings leadership, expertise and experience to his new role.
Neural prosthetic device yields fluid motions by robotic arm
Keck Medicine of USC collaborates on a unique clinical trial to implant the device in a brain region where intentions are made.
Some people are more susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others
Keck Medicine of USC scientists find a gene variant associated with hearing loss from hazardous noise.
Study finds how herpesvirus evades a body’s immune system
USC molecular microbiologists identify a process that activates a defense against pathogens.
Keck School scientists pave the way for asthma fix
Study identifies molecule critical to asthma-causing cell’s survival.
Low sugar uptake in brain appears to worsen Alzheimer’s
Scientists at USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute identify potential therapeutic target for the brain disease.
Vision loss reversed in people with diabetic eye disease
A common prescription drug may help reduce cases of blindness by 75 percent in Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites.
Sound barrier broken for children born without a hearing nerve
Keck School leads studies of auditory implant’s safety in clinical trial backed by the National Institutes of Health.
Immune system can wipe brain of Alzheimer’s-related plaque
Removing the telltale protein reverses memory loss in mice, USC researchers find.
Keck School jumps into top 10 in 2014 NIH funding of ear, nose and throat research
High-profile studies in human communication bolster the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
Keck-led consortium finds gene changes that affect brain size
The identity of eight common mutations may one day reveal more about Alzheimer’s, autism and other neurological disorders.
Scans detect aging brain issues linked to dementia
Advanced image analysis suggests a breakdown in the brain’s memory and learning center can be detected before cognitive loss begins.
USC Eye Institute adds specialists
The institute focuses on growth and physicians with a multicultural pedigree.
USC Eye Institute opens new clinic in choice Arcadia location
The ophthalmology clinic moves to a convenient area for the community.
USC Eye Institute recruits two leading specialists
The cornea and neuro-ophthalmology experts will head their respective programs.
Neuroscientists claim rare pair of grants in brain research
$23 million in awards creates two Centers of Excellence and establishes USC as a hub for understanding the brain through data mining.
Keck Medicine of USC offers FDA-approved sleep apnea implant
Device provides relief for patients plagued with chronic snoring.
Native American ancestry a risk factor for diabetic eye disease in Latinos
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and leading cause of blindness in working-age U.S. adults.
Medical team performs auditory brainstem implant surgery on child
Canadian boy, 3, hears for the first time after the device is activated by Keck Medicine of USC specialists.
Keck Medicine discovery could lead to new therapy for reducing inflammation in diseases
Scientists uncover immune system component that resists a potentially fatal complication of infection in mice.
Going high tech for healthy brain function
The USC Neurorestoration Center brings together top minds in neurology, neurosurgery and bioengineering.