Melissa Masatani writes stories focusing on people and events at USC University Hospital.
Stories by Melissa Masatani:
USC’s Street Medicine team delivers COVID-19 vaccines to homeless clients
It’s not easy for people experiencing homelessness to find their way to a vaccination site. That’s why the Street Medicine team is focused on bringing the vaccines to them.
One year in: A health system’s view from the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s been an intense, tragic and ultimately hopeful year for USC physicians and medical staff. Take a look back at the remarkable shifts and victories that have taken place over the last 12 months.
How USC plans to distribute its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
Two Keck Medicine of USC experts discuss the storage and prioritization of roughly 2,500 doses of groundbreaking vaccine.
Living organ donation for cancer patient cements a decades-long friendship
Veteran runner enters marathon six months after the life-changing procedure, not to beat the clock but to enjoy the course and his friends — and run without cancer.
Keck Medicine of USC celebrates 10-year anniversary of hospitals purchase
Hailed as a “tremendous victory,” the acquisition of Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital created the second full-service academic medical center of its kind in the greater Los Angeles region.
New Yorker cartoonist shares her story of caring for elderly parents
A book filled with hilarious and heartbreaking cartoons was Roz Chast’s way of processing what she learned about the end of life.
Match Day 2017 unveils big residency news for USC med students
The event brings smiles, tears and opened envelopes to Health Sciences Campus.
Of severed heads and cryogenics: Noggin author discusses his work
John Corey Whaley’s novel is a finalist for the National Book Award.
Alum’s memoir recounts five decades in the operating room
But a career in medicine was not what this retired surgeon had in mind as a young man.