As Health Disparities Grow in America, USC Researchers Look for Answers in the Data
With racial and socioeconomic inequality come inequities in well-being.
With racial and socioeconomic inequality come inequities in well-being.
Laura Mosqueda was once a student at USC’s medical school. Now, as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, she sees an evolution in how to teach future doctors.
Diabetes affects 400 million people around the world. Scientists hope that their models of the cells behind the disease can unlock better treatment.
Academic researchers, family members and industry join forces to fight serious diseases. It’s what can happen at a place like the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
Innovative research for retinoblastoma may help children preserve their vision — and avoid risky surgery.
Doctors rethink how to treat seniors with innovative approaches for evaluating health and fitness.
Early findings show the drug helps build connections between nerve cells. It’s not yet available for humans, but it shows potential.
After years with no therapies, patients with phenylketonuria, or PKU, now have an available drug and a second is awaiting approval. A USC alumnus and scientist helped make it happen.
Feeling nervous about joining a clinical trial? Learn more about what to expect.
Clinical trials need patients to advance medical knowledge, but it’s tough to recruit volunteers. Technology may have answers.
USC scientists harness stem cells to develop potential treatments for everything from repairing kidney diseases to regrowing broken bones.
Stem cells hold the power to regenerate tissue, but how? Learn how stem cells work and the tools USC scientists have to harness them.
Senior military veterans may benefit physically and psychologically from “a good walk spoiled.”
The USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Institute Director leads the fight to end a disease that affects millions.
The foundation boosts its longstanding support for medicine with the Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center.
Patient Ryan D’Cunha was devastated when he learned a genetic mutation resulted in colon cancer. But he found hope at USC.
Four Keck Medicine of USC oncologists share how they’re fighting cancer through personalized medicine.
Wires implanted in her brain bring life back to a Southern California teen with dystonia.
Children with dystonia get up and walk again through science, engineering and a brain implant procedure from a team at USC.
At Keck Medicine of USC, surgical research leads to leaps in innovative care in operating rooms.
To help prevent deaths from homicide and suicide in America, Janet Blair studies the stories behind them.
A new Alzheimer's disease study examines how cognitive and physical activity can help brains stay healthy.
David Kuroda MSW ’72 has spent his career advocating for children—and healthy divorces.
Updated patient, research and residential facilities are just a few of the improvements.
Skin can be your body’s first line of defense against disease. Here’s how physicians keep it healthy.
Every 66 seconds someone’s loved one is diagnosed with the disease. Researchers want to know how it happens, and stop it.
With the help of a USC occupational therapy alumna, a runner copes with double amputation and moves ahead with her life.
USC researchers tackle topics from arthritic fish to the hive mind.
Surgeons use the tiniest of tools to rebuild damaged arms, legs, breasts, faces—and lives.
An internationally acclaimed researcher works to advance the future of health care delivery.
His lead gift of $200 million will establish the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC.
A generous $20 million gift supports the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC.
Dentists travel to patients thanks to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC’s mobile clinics.
Experimental stem cell therapy offers Kris Boesen hope after a devastating car accident.
A $200 million gift from Larry Ellison and vital federal funds support USC’s research efforts.
Nature and nurture both matter in the move to personalized medicine.
The Cohen family partners with USC to serve families in Los Angeles.
The newly named USC Roski Eye Institute advances research and treatment for visual impairments.
Ophthalmologist Rohit Varma is on a lifelong mission to let children see their future.
Mark Humayun received the White House's National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
The institute will change how we see the world—and the ways we can live better in it.
The Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC opens a new chapter in cancer research.
A decades-long friendship taught a gerontologist that independence and dignity are worth fighting for.
Be Well USC helps students balance healthy habits with their schoolwork and social life.
A Trojan inspires his patients with stroke and brain injuries through occupational therapy.
From gum collapse to early tooth decay, these dental researchers see a bright future for your teeth.
The Schaeffer Center teams up with the Brookings Institution to advance better U.S. health care policies.
Minimally invasive techniques to treat diseases helps patients recover more quickly and safely.
A USC Dornsife alumna takes down our hurdles to better mental health.
Specialists keep performing artists in the spotlight.
Keck Medicine of USC's Ed Avol wants to help Angelenos breathe easy.
“We plan to establish a vibrant hub that will dramatically bolster an entirely new industry in Los Angeles: biotechnology.”
Body fat isn't just an inert blob; it's alive and like a major organ, communicates with the brain.
Obesity remains a major health challenge without a one-size-fits-all solution.
Visionary engineers launch a promising new era for robot-assisted health care.
Through generous gifts and visionary leadership, engineering and health initiatives take shape across the university.
Neurologist Daniel Pelletier accelerates Keck Medicine of USC’s imaging and treatment efforts to find answers to multiple sclerosis
USC takes a giant step toward finding answers for hearing loss.
Digital imaging could revolutionize how we detect and treat dementia and neurologic diseases.
The newly named USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery helps children and adults experience the world of sound.
Meet the doctor who’s on a mission to change how Americans care for seniors.
You can get as much as a half of your daily air pollution exposure on your drive. Scott Fruin criss-crosses the Southland to learn more.
If your child screams, “I hate you,” this USC School of Social Work expert has an approach that may help.
Too little snoozing takes a toll on our well-being, but USC doctors and scientists have some tips for getting more ZZZs.
USC researchers help Angelenos breathe a little easier—and healthier.
Everything you need to know about one of the most powerful tools for public health.
Health care is in growth mode across Southern California, and USC has staked its future on academic medicine.
The Nadershahi brothers combine their backgrounds in biology, medicine, business and law to launch biomedical devices, especially in women’s health.
Masako Miura ’36, MD ’41 was one of two women in the graduating class of 1941 at USC’s medical school.
An enterprising USC Marshall alum finds a unique niche at the intersection of food, health and Amish farming.
Your smartphone could become as instrumental to your health as your prescriptions, and the USC Center for Body Computing is making it happen.
A USC pharmacologist studies the power of medicinal plants in our own backyard.
A clinical psychologist helps PTSD patients find a path forward.
The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy helps people live life to its fullest, no matter what challenges they face.
Researchers at USC are untangling the biological processes of aging so we can enjoy longer, healthier lives.
Keck Medicine of USC surgeons make once-extraordinary heart surgeries refreshingly routine.
After receiving FDA approval, the Argus II is fitted for its first patient at USC.
At USC Eye Institute, stem cells, wearable computers and biomedical implants are doing what was once impossible—restoring lost sight.
Ophthalmologist Rohit Varma is on a lifelong mission to let children see their future.
Once a year, around Halloween and Día de los Muertos, we dwell on death. That isn’t nearly often enough, according to Megan Rosenbloom, for whom the “undiscovered country” is a year-round scholarly pursuit.
Convergence melds life science, physical sciences and engineering to find answers to perplexing problems in health.
The future of neuromedicine grows closer at the USC Neurorestoration Center, where patients are already seeing the benefits.
Trouble concentrating? ADHD, dyslexia or just disorganized? The USC Kortschak Center helps students survive college.
They tackle problems from different directions, but their work shows the promise of convergent bioscience.
At USC, philanthropist Gary Michelson just put scientists’ and engineers’ efforts into overdrive.
Robotic surgery uses high tech to restore fatherhood and fitness to a man whose life was threatened by kidney cancer.
Tara Pollak DPT ’03 keeps Olympic gold medalist Ous Mellouli ’07 in the swim.
Physicians are now treating, even curing, some cancers once thought to be untreatable. See what’s ahead at USC Norris.
“You will remember some things about this conversation, and that will change your brain.”
College health services have changed, and the USC Engemann Student Health Center sets standards for next-generation medical care.
Keck Medicine of USC reaches across Southern California
Physician-scientist Berislav Zlokovic searches for better treatments for dementia with a drive to make a difference now.
USC Trustee Daniel Tsai invests in a potential anticancer strategy that unites U.S. and Taiwanese scientists.
Neurosurgeons, orthopaedists, physical therapists and other experts at USC team up to ease spinal pain.
Targeted therapies and other advances create new hope for lung cancer patients.
Orthopaedic specialists give new life to pro athletes and weekend warriors.
The proportion of the national debt tied to health care costs keeps increasing, raising concerns about competitiveness and national security.
Hortensia Amaro’s immigrant experience spurs a devotion to solving public health problems of the disenfranchised.
What do you do when your biggest doubter is yourself?
Trust the science. Follow the data. Keck Medicine of USC confronts the coronavirus pandemic with strategies centered on rigorous research.
Toxicologist John Whysner says the health problems linked to burning fossil fuels share a common cause with global climate change.
A new study may change views on hormone replacement therapy and its role in women’s health.
You might find a hangover cure, protection against Alzheimer’s and much more in nature’s bounty.
USC physician-scientists look for promising treatments for colorectal cancer on a postage stamp-size chip.
When disease hides in the body, it takes some big ideas from scientists and doctors to illuminate it — and save lives.
The pandemic kept kids home from school and upended the workplace, placing Americans who care for aging family members under even more pressure.
Two USC pharmacists give us an inside look at how L.A. fights the coronavirus at one of the largest vaccination sites in the country.
They advocate for safety, human rights and well-being across the globe, and they’ll come back tomorrow to do it all over again.
A decade after surviving lymphoma as a child, a young woman gets critical guidance from a USC doctor about her fertility.
A new approach could help doctors diagnose and treat patients within the critical first hour after an accident.
A USC children’s health expert offers practical solutions to cure our sweet tooth.
Entrepreneur and investment expert Jay Goss made a career out of betting big on disruption and health innovation.
In labs and clinics across Los Angeles, Trojan and Bruin researchers partner to help Americans live longer and better.
USC experts search for answers to deadly superbugs.
Artists send uplifting tunes that provide moments of relief during the pandemic — and you can watch and hear some of them on video here.
From pro athletes to weekend warriors, Drew Morcos takes a fresh approach to help his clients be their best.
Broderick Leaks, a student mental health expert at USC, shares in his own words how to thrive in a time of stress and uncertainty.
Physical and occupational therapists are teaming up with physicians to provide personalize care for injury recovery, disease prevention and much more.
Many women are too embarrassed to seek help for pelvic floor problems, but doctors can offer solutions.
Routine tests could help people at high risk for lung cancer. USC doctors are spreading that message to get more patients screened.
Nearly 400,000 people in America died from opioid overdose from 1999-2017. USC experts believe they can stem the tide.
Screenings can find cancer early, and a combination of therapies attack cancer from all angles.
A palliative care physician explores the role of medicine in helping us live and die well.
The killifish are coming to USC, and they might just have the answers to holding back aging.
Countless men and women sent him thanks. Urologist Donald Skinner paid their generosity forward.
A U.S. Air Force security forces specialist turns to social work in her quest to help service members.
At colleges across the country, anxiety and depression are growing. Here’s how Trojans are tackling mental health.
What if you could quickly feel better after surgery just by planning ahead? That’s one way physicians are tackling the opioid crisis.
See USC health professionals help roll out one of the country’s largest COVID-19 responses.
After undergoing deep brain stimulation, Robert Warner can once again drive, type and work out.
Researchers are closing in on one of the most common — and complex — neurodegenerative diseases.
A clinical trial tests engineered stem cells in the fight against macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness.
Mixed-reality experiences use immersive technology to help humans deal conditions ranging from injuries to PTSD.
Amid growing awareness of suicide and depression among health professionals nationwide, new wellness programs at Keck Medicine of USC ensure students and doctors care for themselves.
Seeking treatment at Keck Medicine of USC put these patients in the right place at the right time.
For a young woman living with the painful disease, occupational therapy helped her regain independence in her daily life.
Patients are turning to over-the-counter medications and mind-body therapies to ease pain without narcotics.
People with complex epilepsy in Central and Southern California have a new team of medical experts to turn to.
The coronavirus outbreak could worsen America’s substance use crisis. USC addiction expert Adam Leventhal explains why it matters to all of us.
Chances are you’ve had an aching back. Sometimes it takes expert detective work and an open mind to figure out why — and fix it for good.
Tracy Grikscheit helps babies with digestive disorders. Stem cells could help her develop life-changing treatments.
A slow march toward virtual doctor visits and other digital innovations in health care turned into an all-out sprint amid COVID-19.
Varun Soni, dean of USC’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, describes how the USC community can come together and find contentment in a time of turmoil.
USC researchers remember times of wonder and questioning that sparked their lifelong passion.
They disinfect hospital rooms and feed neighbors in need. These members of the Trojan Family take action in times of crisis.
When the virus started hitting Angelenos, these Keck Medicine of USC professionals rose to the challenge.
A Keck Medicine of USC doctor, respiratory therapist and music therapist share memories from the pandemic.
Stress detox expert Ritu Riyat MPH ’04 helps people develop a healthier relationship with stress.
Neeraj Sood drew headlines for studies testing for coronavirus antibodies. The health economist is just getting started.
Experts in physical therapy, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and more help people stay active for longer.
In the global scientific race to curb the coronavirus, a USC researcher and his team engineer a promising solution.
A USC alumna and nurse in a rural Georgia hospital shares the story of her first encounter with the coronavirus.
These health care professionals treat some of L.A.’s most vulnerable on the streets they call home.
USC artificial intelligence experts took a closer look at how our brains, bodies and emotions react to music.
Having a wider array of people participating in medical research is crucial to advancing care for all patients.
To understand how cancer spreads to the brain, Josh Neman looks for answers in his lab—with inspiration from patients.
When one of LAFC’s soccer players chips a tooth or hurts his jaw, a dental team of USC grads stands ready to help.
In oceans and lakes across the country, tiny organisms create big problems.
Student-athletes have long stayed silent about depression. USC sport psychologists are telling them it’s OK to get help — and they’re not alone.