Parents Association of the Keck School of Medicine

Parents Association of the Keck School of Medicine

Parents are part of the Trojan Family

Trojan parents should be given a chance to be involved and support their son's or daughter's USC experience. USC believes that parental support aids student success.

If you have a student at the Keck School of Medicine, you are automatically a member, and your membership is free.

What does the Parents Association do?
The Keck School of Medicine Parents Association, in partnership with the USC Office for Parent Programs, develops activities for the nationwide involvement of new and current Trojan parents. Events are designed to strengthen communication with other USC parents, promote parent participation and support your student's medical school experience. Learn More.

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Class of 2016 Looking Good in White

Addressing the first year medical students, their friends and families, vice dean of education Henri Ford said the success of this group would depend on hard work but, above all, teamwork.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC adds to its renowned urology team; foremost expert in treating kidney stones recruited to USC Institute of Urology

    Continuing its momentum as one of the fastest growing urology programs in the nation, Gerhard Fuchs, M.D., F.A.C.S., an internationally renowned urologic surgeon, researcher and educator who advanced innovative technology to minimize the pain of eliminating kidney stones, has been recruited to the USC Institute of Urology effective July 15, 2014.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC leads Los Angeles-based study of auditory brainstem implant's safety and use in young children

    A Los Angeles medical team led by Keck Medicine of USC researchers performs California’s first auditory brainstem implant surgery on a 3-year-old boy at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, part of the nation's only NIH-funded study of the device’s safety and use in young children. Audiologists at the USC Center for Childhood Communication will study how the child's brain develops over time as it incorporates sound and speech.

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  • International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia

    As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from Keck Medicine of USC have helped identify more than 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. In what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, the findings, which are published online in Nature, point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia. These pathways could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has seen little innovation in drug development in more than 60 years.

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  • Keck Medical Center of USC surgeon performs first robotic-assisted operation in California using latest-generation, minimally invasive surgical system

    An internationally renowned urologic surgeon at Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California (USC) has performed the first robotic-assisted procedure in California using the latest, minimally invasive surgical system. The prostate cancer surgery further cements the Los Angeles-based university hospitals’ position as a global center of excellence for robotic surgery.

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  • USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

    One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem cell research — the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — have joined forces to find better solutions for these and other patients with craniofacial defects.

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  • USC, UCLA and UCSF put their heads together to find stem cell-based cures for craniofacial defects

    One in every 2,000 babies is born with a skull that can’t grow normally. Various sections of these babies’ skulls are fused together at joints called sutures, constricting the developing brain and disrupting vision, sleep, eating and IQ. For these young patients, risky skull-expanding surgeries become an almost annual event. Now, three leading universities for stem cell research — the University of Southern California (USC); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) — have joined forces to find better solutions for these and other patients with craniofacial defects.

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