Alison Rainey is a media relations specialist with Keck Medicine of USC marketing and communications.
Stories by Alison Rainey:
‘Get a flu shot’ and other ways you can stay healthy during flu season
A family physician from Keck Medicine of USC gives advice on avoiding influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keck Medicine of USC enrolling volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial
USC researchers are aiming to recruit 500 local volunteers for this multicenter phase 3 trial.
Steven Grossman named cancer physician in chief of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
The renowned oncologist and cancer researcher will join USC in this newly created position in September.
Remote monitoring of lung transplant patients decreases hospital readmissions
USC researchers believe their monitoring technology could easily be used with other types of transplant or critical care patients, fulfilling a major need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Targeting these 12 risk factors could prevent or delay almost half of dementia cases
“It’s never too early or too late to take action,” says Lon Schneider of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, co-director of the USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center’s clinical core.
Keck Medical Center of USC named to U.S. News’ Best Hospitals list for 2020-21
The distinction places the academic medical center among the top 20 hospitals nationwide and reflects its high rankings in 11 adult specialties.
Lung cancer patients living in rural areas, uninsured or on Medicaid less likely to get recommended treatment
A Keck Medicine of USC study found that socioeconomic status plays an important role in access to chemotherapy.
USC doctors study antiviral drug as potential COVID-19 treatment
Keck Medicine of USC physicians are enrolling patients as part of an international clinical trial to evaluate the drug DAS181 as a treatment for hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19.
Marine training may take more mental than physical grit
A Keck Medicine of USC study identifies psychological measures that may predict who is more likely to complete — or quit — a demanding marine training course.
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center receives $5 million for cancer drug discoveries
The gift creates and supports the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Center for Cancer Drug Discovery, which will focus on accelerating the development of groundbreaking cancer treatments.
Keck Medicine of USC gradually resumes necessary surgeries
Keck Medicine of USC is resuming services for medically necessary, time-sensitive procedures with robust safety protocols in place for patients and staff.
USC doctors to study anti-inflammatory drug as potential COVID-19 treatment
Keck Medicine of USC physicians are launching a clinical trial to evaluate the anti-inflammatory baricitinib as a possible treatment for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19.
Keck Hospital of USC gets an ‘A’ in safety
The grade reaffirms the hospital as among the safest in the United States.
Family of USC freshman donates 100,000 face masks to Keck Medicine of USC
Xiang-Rong Wang — whose daughter, Sofie, attends USC — is using part of his China water pump factory to produce medical face masks. He’s donating them to charities and hospitals around the globe.
Which patients receive advanced stroke care? It can depend on traffic
Traffic conditions affect patient access to comprehensive stroke centers — particularly in disadvantaged neighborhoods, a new USC study found.
Keck Medicine of USC announces new COVID-19 measures
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the rising number of cases in California, Keck Medicine of USC has announced new precautions to protect staff and patients.
Keck Medicine of USC physicians named as top doctors of 2020 in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Business Journal has named 15 Keck Medicine of USC physicians as among L.A.’s top doctors of the year.
For brain tumor patients who have to be readmitted, hospital choice is key
Research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that readmission to a hospital where surgeons perform a high volume of brain surgeries can increase a patient’s odds of staying alive and avoiding complications.
Scientist wants to help people with hearing loss gain access to music
A cochlear implant helped Ray Goldsworthy regain his hearing. Now, he’ll use his research — and a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health — to help others with implants connect to music.