Stories by Hope Hamashige:
Bilingual campaign urges screenings for cervical cancer
The health message aims to raise awareness among Hispanic women.
Patients needing bone marrow transplants don’t have to play the match game
A new option at Keck Medical Center deepens the donor pool, says hematology chief.
For young people with diabetes, care can take a backseat to life
USC professor aims to help patients by customizing strategies for sticking with their treatment.
Autism math: Genetics and pollution exposure over time may boost risk
Heather Volk is on the hunt for how and when air pollutants influence development of autism in early childhood.
Neighbors dance, jog and walk their way to health at former General Hospital
Keck Medicine of USC boosts a kickoff for The Wellness Center on the Eastside.
USC Norris cancer patient spurred to fight on by Spirit of Troy
The USC Trojan Marching Band brightens the day of a big-time booster.
Keck School of Medicine of USC alumna celebrates 100th birthday
Masako Miura was one of only two women to graduate from the medical school alongside 45 men in 1941.
In memoriam: Norman Levan, 98
Professor emeritus helped create the Keck School’s first classes in bioethics and practiced medicine for seven decades.
In memoriam: Helen Hislop, 84
Helen Hislop, a former chair of the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, died on Nov. 15 in North Carolina.
USC alum acquires presidential powers
Christopher Powers, associate professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, has been elected president of the California Physical Therapy Association
HSC students slack off at lunchtime
During the first days of the school year, Michael Sensenbaugh scouted every inch of the Health Sciences Campus to find the perfect pair of trees to hold up his slackline.
New lab director to study locomotion of stroke survivors
James Finley will head up a new research center at USC called the Neural Control and Mechanics of Human Locomotion Laboratory.
Trojan attends signing of student loan bill at White House
A student in the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, was in attendance at the White House when President Barack Obama signed into law a student loan reform bill.
Physical therapy student earns Town and Gown scholarship
Pamela Mikkelsen, a student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Town and Gown of USC.
Compton High teacher earns summer fellowship at USC
Associate Professor Nina Bradley has been awarded a $5,700 fellowship from the American Physiology Society to host a local high school teacher for the summer.
Longtime librarian offered more than mere information
Pamela Corley was honored with the Divisional Tribute award at the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy commencement ceremony.
Choppy waters, smooth surfing
It was a gloomy Saturday for the annual They Will Surf Again event in Malibu. Despite the chill in the air, Devon LeBlanc was all smiles.
Honoring the life and legacy of Jacquelin Perry
Jacquelin Perry, 94 at the time of her death on March 11, was one of the first female orthopaedic surgeons in the United States.
USC professor honored for stroke research
A professor from the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy has been honored for her groundbreaking study assessing the risk of falls.
Health Sciences Campus getting a new look
In the estimation of some, the Health Sciences Campus looks more like a collection of professional buildings along some ordinary-looking streets than it does a proper university campus.
In trio of studies, USC researcher examines biochemical pathways
Andrew McMahon has published three articles, in two key areas of his research, that give insight to both the research that is being carried out at USC.
It’s hip to be healthy
Steve McKellar thought the pain in his hips probably had something to do with being a college athlete who played water polo at USC, followed by a career as a contractor.
USC researchers land NIH grant to develop pacemaker for unborn babies
A team of researchers has landed a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help them develop a tiny pacemaker for unborn babies.
Engineering an exciting career
Cellular engineering and implantable prosthetics are not subjects that come up often in the course of regular study at most high schools in California.