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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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  • Preeminent USC surgeon and emergency medicine pioneer dies at 88

    Gail Victor Anderson, MD, founding faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at USC and a pioneer in the field, died of complications from pneumonia on Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, California. He was 88.

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Emergency Medicine receives No. 3 spot in new national ranking of residency programs

    Treating patients in one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, the Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Emergency Medicine residency program has been ranked No. 3 in a top 10 ranking of emergency medicine residency programs in the United States.

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  • White Coat Ceremony inaugurates students as physicians

    For 187 fresh-faced new medical students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Class of 2018, the act of putting on a white coat signified the beginning of their lives as health-care professionals. At a ceremony held on Aug. 15, 2014 in the Harry & Celesta Pappas Quad, these students received their white coats from faculty leaders to symbolize the trust placed in them by the public.

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  • USC Eye Institute study finds African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

    Research by Keck Medicine of USC ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African-Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States.

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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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  • LAC+USC Medical Center welcomes new chief medical officer

    Highly regarded infectious disease specialist Brad Spellberg, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center and professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective July 1.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC scientists discover immune system component that resists sepsis in mice

    Molecular microbiologists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered that mice lacking a specific component of the immune system are completely resistant to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection. The discovery suggests that blocking this immune system component may help reduce inflammation in human autoimmune and hyper-inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type 2 diabetes.

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