Alicia Di Rado
Alicia Di Rado is USC University Communications’ editorial director. As editor-in-chief of USC Trojan Family Magazine, she combines her previous life as a writer with the Los Angeles Times and Oregonian and years as an editor and writing coach together with her training in design. Interests include sports, health, medical research, fitness, history and pop culture.
Stories by Alicia Di Rado:
Keys to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk
Exercise is linked to a reduced risk in both black and white women, says a Keck School study, which suggests even a small amount of regular activity may help.
Ozone Exposure Tied to Low Birthweight
Pregnant women who breathe polluted air are at risk for giving birth to underweight babies, says a Keck School study. Researchers have monitored levels of major pollutants in Southern California since 1993.
Keck School honors students for outstanding academic achievement
Ozone exposure in pregnant women linked to low-birthweight babies
Keck School Boasts Its Largest Enrollment
Medical school applications for 2005-06 rise by 4.6 percent across the country, with Latinos and Asians driving the increase.
USC pediatrician named to IOM
Keck School of Medicine boasts its largest enrollment ever
Going Straight to the Heart
A former UC San Francisco electrophysiologist joins the Keck School and IGM as a visiting assistant professor. He helps patients with heart-rhythm difficulties and plans to start a fellowship program for leaders in his field.
Professor Elected to Institute of Medicine
Francine R. Kaufman, who focuses on obesity and diabetes in children for the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is honored for excellence in research and treatment.
Researcher and cardiovascular medicine expert joins Department of Medicine, IGM
Stomach Cancer Care Offers One-Two Punch
Greater convenience and less discomfort for patients result from the use of two chemotherapies at USC/Norris Cancer Center.
Keck School Performs First-of-Kind Procedure
Clinical surgeon Dilip Parekh completes a pancreatectomy � total removal of the pancreas � at USC University Hospital. The medical team succeeded by using minimally invasive techniques that maintain the hands-on feel of traditional surgery.
New stomach cancer treatment may offer greater convenience and less discomfort
USC establishes NCI center to study obesity-cancer link
USC Center to Study Obesity and Cancer
The Keck School of Medicine of USC will house a research center supported by a $12.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Survival, outcome better in major trauma centers
Survival May Depend on Trauma Center
USC research shows mortality is higher in level 2 trauma centers across the country. Patients in the study had major injuries, such as trauma to the heart, major vessels or liver.
Researchers Link Childhood Asthma to Exposure to Traffic-related Pollution
USC investigators show proximity to freeways poses respiratory risk.
Air Pollution Found to Pose Greater Danger to Health than Earlier Thought
USC-led study shows significant death risk linked to airborne particles
Childhood Asthma Linked to Freeway Pollution
By studying air pollution levels in 10 Southern California cities, USC investigators show that proximity to freeways poses a respiratory risk.
Air Pollution Found to Pose Greater Threat
USC-led study based in the Los Angeles area shows significant death risk linked to airborne particles. A large number of participants allowed scientists to control for dozens of factors that influence health outcome.
Students Raise $42,000 to Fight Cancer
The Relay for Life event succeeds on two fronts by boosting awareness of the disease and collecting more than double the money students hoped to accrue.