Stories by John Hobbs:
Is exercise the antidote to ‘chemo brain’?
USC researcher to investigate how exercise impacts cognitive function in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
USC mobile dental clinics provide free treatment to South L.A. students
Community service initiative will provide dental treatment to underserved children over the next two years.
Yang Chai elected to National Academy of Medicine
The distinction honoring the associate dean of research at USC’s dentistry school is considered one of the nation’s highest in the health and medicine field.
Getting stroke survivors back on their feet
Physical therapy expert at USC wants to know if a walking pattern would lower a patient’s risk of falling.
Patient living with rheumatoid arthritis rebounds with help from therapy at USC
Sandra Robles learns to look beyond her diagnosis and gets a new outlook on life.
Dental hygiene grad defies the odds, becoming first in family to finish college
Melissa Gerald’s parents struggled with drug addictions and told her college was for “the rich,” but the determined young woman followed her own path.
Speed skater-turned-physical therapy student helps athletes avoid injury
Trojan’s nonprofit gives coaches the knowledge needed to maximize performance — at no cost.
USC-Cal State L.A. pact provides dental care for kids and teens
The partnership includes help from the university’s dental school and the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.
Trojan dentist uses her CPR skills to save a life
After a daylong CPR certification course, Diana Sedler never expected to have her skills tested just hours later at a sushi restaurant.
Researchers answer call to develop safe, effective strategies for tissue regeneration
The key for C-DOCTOR team is to understand what stem cells can do and then deliver them for patient care.
How a childhood visit to the dentist changed a life
There’s an amusing reason why Kim Austin decided to study dentistry.
A potential new way for physical therapists to treat stroke survivors
USC researchers study the use of non-invasive electrical stimulation to improve mobility.
Strength in numbers: 80-year-old alum sets deadlifting record at nearly 210 pounds
It all started when fitness devotee Dennis Galanter wanted to knock a few strokes off his golf game.
USC, Peking University to team on one of China’s first graduate programs in occupational therapy
The partnership has the potential to transform the quality of life for millions of people, USC provost says.
Virtual reality-based rehab system could one day help people with Parkinson’s
Three USC researchers to develop program that would get individuals back on their feet, practicing the walking skills needed to navigate their communities.
USC researchers seek more effective treatment for common birth defect
An interdisciplinary study leverages expertise in three fields to examine a child’s developmental delays, hearing loss or blindness in more severe cases.
Type-A personality forges ahead in oral surgery
A daughter of Vietnamese immigrants becomes a tenacious, Harvard-educated surgeon who deals with challenges head-on.
USC health professions students work to bring LGBTQ patient care issues to the fore
Second annual Southern California LGBTQ Health Conference to educate professionals on queer patient care.
More physical therapy isn’t always better for stroke patients
Hours of physical therapy do not necessarily provide better outcomes, USC researcher says.
USC dental school opens the world’s largest mobile dental clinic
$3 million gift from Hutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation makes the colossal clinic possible.
Can virtual reality neurofeedback help stroke survivors recover?
USC researcher Sook-Lei Liew receives American Heart Association Innovative Research Grant to find out.
Dental school’s Special Patients Clinic receives endowment on its 30th anniversary
With support from Roseann Mulligan and Glenn Clark, the school-based facility has helped the disabled and elderly for three decades.
Three occupational therapy students reflect on their paths to the profession
Coming from different backgrounds, the students look forward to their white coat ceremony.
Forensic odontology: a line of work that’s not for the squeamish
USC’s C. Michael Bowers consults on mysterious cases requiring the identity of human remains in accidents, homicides or mass fatalities.