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ribbon-cutting Max Nikias Lisa Hansen Norris Healthcare
Cutting the ribbon are, from left: Laura Mosqueda, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC; President C. L. Max Nikias; Lisa Hansen, daughter of the late USC Trustee Harlyne Norris; Tom Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC; and Rod Hanners, chief operating officer of Keck Medicine and CEO of the Keck Medical Center of USC. (USC Photo/Steve Cohn)

State-of-the-art Norris Healthcare Center opens for business

The building is home to an infusion center, a women’s care center, the Transplant Institute and the Outpatient Surgery Center

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Major new USC medical office to open in Pasadena

The administrators attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Pasadena.
From left: Char Ryan, associate administrator, Keck Medical Center of USC Pasadena Edward Crandall, chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Keck School of Medicine of USC Tom Jackiewicz, senior vice president and chief executive officer, USC Health Scott Evans, COO and interim CEO, Keck Medical Center of USC Vaughn Starnes, director, USC Cardiovascular Thoracic Institute Bill Bogaard, mayor, City of Pasadena Photo/Steve Cohn

The Keck Medical Center of USC’s tradition of medical care to residents of the San Gabriel Valley continues with an expanded medical office expected to open on April 30.

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Epigenetic Control of Infection-Fighting Blood Cells Discovered

Epigenetic Control of Infection-Fighting Blood Cells Discovered
Si-Yi Chen headed a team whose discovery may lead to the development of treatments for blood-borne malignancies.

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered how a particular enzyme results in modifications to DNA proteins playing an important role in the development of B cells, the white blood cells that produce antibodies to fight infectious diseases, and in the regulation of gene transcription, or copying.