Amy E. Hamaker
Stories by Amy E. Hamaker:
Lasker Lectures cover the advancement of cochlear implants
Today’s challenge facing scientists: creating a totally implantable hearing device.
Alia Tutor endows Keck School chair for fertility research
Paulson’s division has a long history of making motherhood possible for women with fertility issues.
New Keck School tool helps cancer patients
Used to perform external beam radiation treatments for patients who have cancer, linear accelerators deliver high-energy X-rays to the area of a patient’s tumor.
Hampered patient says hip, hip, hooray
Thanks to Operation Walk USA, five patients received a chance to regain their active lifestyles through hip and knee replacements.
Perceptions must change to avoid overeating, author says
Have you ever felt driven to eat something sweet, even when you didn’t want to?
Two grants assist pacesetting programs at USC
Two grants will help support vital programs at USC that are making a real difference to the Health Sciences Campus community and its patients.
Dermatologist discusses science of cellular water at USC
Trojans had the opportunity to learn more about “the science of cellular water” by the originator of the concept.
Bicyclist rides 10,500 miles to raise funds for cochlear implants
Early childhood is a time for discovery, playing with friends and learning more about the world. But for Jacob Landis, it was also a time for that world to go silent.
This gift is given from — and for — the heart
Bernice Christenson, 95, has a long history with USC, beginning with her time studying for her master’s degree in education in 1955.
Niparko takes on new role as head of USC Care
John Niparko has been appointed to the position of president of USC Care Medical Group.
In memoriam: Russell Sherwin, 89
Russell Sherwin, who served as a member of the Department of Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC for 51 years, died peacefully at his home in Pasadena, Calif.
CHLA team to further research on pollution in Mongolia
Mongolia’s economic growth rate in 2012 of 12.3 percent has caused rapid urbanization leading to serious health problems that the country currently lacks the capacity to address.
USC researcher receives grant to study amyloid proteins
Ansgar Siemer is working on some amyloid fibers that can be necessary for long-term memory in fruit flies and other organisms.
University officials explain HSC master plan for local residents
USC invited neighborhood residents to comment on the big changes coming to the Health Sciences Campus neighborhood as part of the USC HSC Master Plan.
In memoriam: Kathleen Ann Burke, 66
Kathleen Ann Burke, a longtime research scientist at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died on June 30. She was 66.
Hirshberg Foundation enlists USC in its fight against pancreatic cancer
The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research recently provided $25,000 to the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
USC seminar focuses on rheumatology
Patients and their families gathered at the sixth annual USC Rheumatology Community Seminar.
A wedding results in Keck School gifts
When his wife, Darlene Dufau Reid, passed away after a long illness in 2008, John Reid was not sure love would ever find him again.
USC and Pfizer agree on new partnership
A significant number of drugs originate in the academic medical community, but progress toward bringing new pharmaceutical breakthroughs to the clinic is often slow and prohibitively expensive.
A gift helps expand Patient Experience program at Keck Medical Center
The Office of Patient and Family Experience at the Keck Medical Center of USC is all about the little things.
Grant supports collaborative approach to ovarian cancer treatment research
Ovarian cancer frequently goes undiagnosed until it has spread, making it difficult to treat and often fatal. Research into genetic mechanisms of ovarian cancer at USC recently received a boost thanks to a more than $300,000 grant from the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation.
Gift establishes new kidney diagnosis center at USC
Glen Miller could never have guessed that a 15-year-old X-ray from a snowmobile accident would lead him to the USC doctor who’d change his life.
USC breaks ground on Norris Healthcare Consultation Center
It’s been five years since Barbara Kral was first diagnosed with advanced myeloid leukemia. Though she is in remission, she continues to receive treatment at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
V Foundation for Cancer Research board meets at USC Norris
The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center served as host for the recent annual board meeting of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.