Erica Rheinschild is an editor/writer on the media relations team at Keck Medicine of USC. With a background in both digital and print media, she worked as a senior editor for Hearst Corp. before joining Keck Medicine. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
Stories by Erica Rheinschild:
USC research could change robotic surgery in the future
Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers look to technology as they decode surgical skills and create a training journal.
Keck Medical Center of USC ranked among best in country, highest in L.A. for cancer care
It’s the 10th consecutive year that Keck Medicine has made the Best Hospitals list compiled by U.S. News & World Report.
Keck Hospital of USC receives Magnet recognition for nursing excellence
The newly attained status distinguishes Keck Medicine of USC as a leading academic medical center, CEO says.
USC to lead first large-scale study on African-American men with prostate cancer
Multimillion-dollar effort will look at social stressors and genetics.
Patients with early kidney cancer see benefits from partial organ removal
Keck School of Medicine study may help urologists settle on the best surgical approach to the procedure.
Diabetes diagnosis later in life may signal pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos
Early identification of the cancer is key — but symptoms usually appear when the disease is in its later stages and no screening method currently exists.
Simple treatment may minimize hearing loss caused by loud noises
Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC could have applications for soldiers and treatment of inner-ear diseases.
Stem cell-based retinal implant tested for common cause of vision loss
It’s the first human trial, which is designed to replace a single-cell layer that degenerates in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration.
Workplace stress can take a toll on your brain surgeon
Unrewarding mentor relationships and difficult co-workers may be two causes of burnout, USC study finds.
‘Black box’ recorder tracks surgical skills in the operating room
Keck Medicine of USC researchers develop a tool that separates the novice from the knowledgeable.
What deep sea creatures tell us about cancer-fighting therapies
Keck School of Medicine scientists use the enzymes behind marine animal glow to see if cancer immunotherapies work.
A new portable gel that could save an injured eye
USC scientists and engineers develop an on-the-spot, temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on the battlefield.
USC Norris Cancer Hospital honored for high-quality nursing
The hospital earns national accolade for excellence at an academic medical center.
IUDs may have a surprising benefit: protection against cervical cancer
Keck School of Medicine of USC analysis shows a “stunning” pattern among thousands of women worldwide.
Robotics advances could lead to engineering solutions for paralyzed people
Keck School of Medicine of USC is among developers of a brain-machine device for people with spinal cord injuries.
Can Alzheimer’s be stopped years before it starts?
USC is among 90 institutions testing a vaccine and oral medication to prevent or delay the disease among older people at higher risk.
Experts: 1 in 3 cases of dementia preventable
Lancet Commission, including USC expert, has identified powerful tools to prevent dementia and touts the benefits of nonmedical interventions.
Researchers look for a way to detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms emerge
Cognitive tests in older adults without symptoms could do the job, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study finds.
USC research could lead to treatment for common lung diseases
$6.9 million NIH grant allows Keck School of Medicine of USC team to study the regeneration of lung cells.
Think fast: Your CPR response could mean the difference between recovery or a coma, or worse
USC-led study shows that bystander CPR is associated with favorable neurological survival for drowning victims in cardiac arrest.
Fruit and veggies rich in potassium may be key to lowering blood pressure
New study by Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher links increased dietary potassium with lower hypertension.