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The Keck School of Medicine educates the nation's future physicians and biomedical scientists. From day one, medical students help care for patients as part of an innovative curriculum that integrates basic and clinical sciences, technology and communication, the latest medical advances and the oldest healing arts. Students train in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the nation, gaining experience with the diverse, urban population of Los Angeles. Graduate and medical students play leading roles in the creation of new knowledge as part of the Keck School's vibrant research community.

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Physician assistant student receives national scholarship

Michelle Lagua has been named one of six National Medical Fellowship, Primary Care Leadership Program Scholars.

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  • USC neuroscientists lead global consortium to crack brain's genetic code

    An international, collaborative study of the brain, led by researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has found eight common genetic mutations that seem to age the brain an average of three years – and result in smaller brains.

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  • USC neuroscientists find evidence that blood vessels in older brains break down, possibly contributing to Alzheimer’s and dementia

    Advanced image analysis suggests breakdown in brain’s memory and learning center can be detected before cognitive loss begins, suggesting important implications for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients

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  • Keck Medicine of USC is first in Southern California to perform robotic endovascular surgery for treatment of peripheral vascular disease

    Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) vascular surgeons are the only surgeons in Southern California using a new robotic system with the potential to put patients back on their feet again faster.

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  • Author discusses advances — and challenges — in cancer treatment

    Cancer has stumped physicians and scientists for thousands of years. Major discoveries have changed our understanding of cancer and how to treat it, but there is still far more to learn.

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  • USC Eye Institute adds 12 faculty physician scientists in 2014

    The USC Eye Institute has recruited 12 physician scientists from some of the world’s leading institutions, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of vision disorders.

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC stem cell researcher named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientist Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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  • USC Eye Institute recruits 2 corneal and strabismus specialists

    The USC Eye Institute, whose faculty physicians serve patients in six locations in the Los Angeles area, has recruited two new directors to lead its cornea and neuro-ophthalmology programs.

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