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Title IX trailblazer Jean Chen Shih
Jean Chen Shih’s areas of expertise include brain development, autism spectrum disorder and repurposing antidepressants for brain cancer and prostate cancer. (Photo/Courtesy of the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Pioneering pharmacy professor learned early to work hard and help others

TITLE IX: For almost five decades at USC, Jean Chen Shih has excelled at research and in teaching. She says the groundbreaking legislation is as important now as it was 50 years ago.

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The USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will receive a $50 million endowment for student scholarships, faculty recruitment and integrating a universitywide research infrastructure related to biomedical innovation across USC’s campuses. (Photos/Courtesy of the USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

USC School of Pharmacy, Department of Biomedical Engineering announce naming gifts

The substantial gift from innovator and physicist Alfred E. Mann will expand USC’s activities at the intersection of health sciences and engineering.

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Binge eating disorder — characterized by episodes of uncontrollable eating and diagnosed in about 3% of the U.S. population — may be linked to a higher density of gray matter in the brain’s centers for reward and inhibition. (Photo/iStock)

Research reveals key differences in brains of boys and girls with binge eating disorder

The study, done by a team of researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, underscores the need to boost research on men and boys with eating disorders.