Stories by Sara Reeve:
First-year medical students take a big step at White Coat ceremony
The white coat is a symbol of the oath students take as a doctor, Dean Laura Mosqueda tells Trojans at Keck School of Medicine of USC rite of passage.
Death takes center stage at Health Sciences Campus forum
USC medical librarian leads a lively discussion on a novel topic: What exactly is a ‘good death’?
In memoriam: John Niparko, 61
The chair of the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery was an internationally renowned surgeon and researcher.
‘Ah-ha’ moments don’t get bigger than this
Mikel Snow has received the 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Zilkha pledges $5 million to Alzheimer’s research at USC
Selim Zilkha has pledged a gift of $5 million to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to fund a new endowed chair in Alzheimer’s disease research.
USC examines links between maternal stress and childhood obesity
A USC research team will study discover whether stress in the lives of working mothers influences risk of childhood obesity in their children.
Being a good neighbor can help HEAL a local community
The Community Youth Health Education and Action Leaders program teaches youth in the Boyle Heights area about urban agriculture and healthy food choices.
USC researchers to study genetic risk of ovarian cancer
Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded nearly $4 million for two ovarian cancer research project grants.
For 40 years, moving toward an end to cancer
At the gala anniversary celebration “40 Years of Progress – Discovering New Cures,” USC Norris leaders, researchers and those who support them came together to honor advancement in the fight against cancer..
NBA center Jason Collins gets candid at Keck School
Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito conducted a wide-ranging discussion with Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete playing a major American team sport.
Grants will help ID new genetic markers for breast cancer therapies
For many researchers, the lackluster economy has had an adverse effect on funding opportunities.
State of the Cancer Center address looks to build on the past
Paying tribute to the storied history of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director Stephen Gruber gave his annual State of the Cancer Center address on Jan. 22 to a large crowd of cancer center members, staff and students.
Keck School undergraduate earns congressional fellowship
USC senior Pamela Ascon has been awarded the Global Leaders Internship & Fellowship given by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) for the spring semester.
Keck School professor wins young investigator award
The V Foundation for Cancer Research recently honored Christina Curtis with one of only 17 2012 V Scholar grants.
Gruber Named Director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stephen B. Gruber, a renowned physician-scientist from the University of Michigan, has been named director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective Dec. 1.
USC Norris Center Receives $32.5 Million Core Grant Renewal
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center a five-year, $32.5 million core grant renewal to support its broad range of clinical, research and educational programs. The award is designed to reduce the impact of cancer upon the lives of people in California and beyond.
Conti Named President of Academic Senate
For the first time in university history, the president of USC’s Academic Senate will be an M.D.
NIH Awards $6 Million for Liver Research
The USC Research Center for Liver Diseases received a competitive renewal of a $6.07 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Unfulfilled Promise in Mapped Genome
Donald Kennedy, the Bing Professor of Environmental Science and President Emeritus at Stanford University, spoke on Jan. 29 about the promise of — and the problems associated with — the human genome map and society’s use of it, both for medical and forensic uses.
Keck Students Voice Health Care Concerns
Students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are taking an active role in the debate over health care reform.
Ault Named Associate Dean for Clinical Administration
Reflecting the importance of the partnership between the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC), Glenn Ault has been appointed to the new position of associate dean for clinical administration (LAC+USC Medical Center).
In Memoriam: Berle Adams, 92
Berle Adams, a longtime supporter of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, died on Aug. 25 after a long illness. He was 92.
Safe Sleep Through Anesthesia
Some students may complain about professors making them drowsy, but in one Keck School of Medicine of USC program, the students are learning how to put others to sleep.
There Is a Doctor in the House
For some Los Angeles seniors, it may not be a salesperson ringing the doorbell — it just might be their doctor.