Yasmine Pezeshkpour is a writer and communications specialist at USC.
Stories by Yasmine Pezeshkpour:
USC associate professor helps dental anesthesiology become a recognized specialty
Thanks in part to the work of dentist James Tom, the American Dental Association has adopted dental anesthesiology as its 10th recognized dental specialty.
When an LAFC player suffers a mouth injury, Trojan dentists spring to action
A trio of Ostrow School alums provide both emergency and routine dental care for players on the Los Angeles Football Club, combining a love of sports and dentistry.
New findings indicate additional benefits of exercise to breast cancer survivors
Study finds that patients who participated in a 16-week exercise program had a significantly reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease over their sedentary counterparts.
Can exercise stop the recurrence of breast cancer?
USC’s Christina Dieli-Conwright awarded $4 million grant to see if activity improves prognosis for survivors of the disease.
Surgeon dedicates himself to advancing diabetic foot care
Published more than 500 times, “toe mechanic” David Armstrong is a self-proclaimed geek.
USC works to increase diversity in physical therapy field
Partnership with a leading historically black college is part of a government-backed initiative that aims to increase the number of graduate students from traditionally underrepresented populations.
Trojan doesn’t let lifelong stutter stop career as dentist
Despite the overwhelming anxiety of her speech disorder, Roop Mayall discovers calming techniques that made a dream come true.
Meet some of the faculty living at USC’s residential colleges
Myka Winder brings occupational therapy expertise to Pardee Tower, helping first-year college students lead healthy, balanced lives.
Barista at USC flashes a winning smile — and the confidence that comes with it
Coffee shop employee is happy to show his teeth because of dental work provided by the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.
A Trojan who moved from the city of red roses to the City of Angels
Almost 40 years after coming to the U.S. for a yearlong residency program, Mahvash Navazesh is still here, helping to lead one of the nation’s top dental schools.
Three occupational therapy students reflect on their paths to the profession
Coming from different backgrounds, the students look forward to their white coat ceremony.
Physical therapy volunteers treat more than 100 patients during Costa Rica trip
The group set up clinics, visited health facilities and went door-to-door.
Former dentistry dean to receive honorary degree from McGill University
Harold Slavkin sees the accolade as a tribute to his colleagues at the Ostrow School of Dentistry.
Dedicated student-athlete follows the dental track
Nearing the finish line as a dental professional, Courtney Clayton reflects on her experience at USC.
USC division hosts Jacquelin Perry Research Day
The annual event attracts faculty, staff and students to the Health Sciences Campus.
Fit Families feeds a need for healthier eating
USC’s free wellness program educates residents about diet and exercise in areas at high risk of chronic diseases.
Chicago native finds his calling in dentistry
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Rich Morris pursues his passion in dentistry in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.