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USC ATRI holds second annual Partnership Meeting

February 6th, 2017|

The USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI) held its second annual Partnership Meeting in San Diego recently.

The meeting, which was attended by 125 clinical trial protocol

Professor fights opioid epidemic with award-winning app

January 31st, 2017|

Talib Omer, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and director of emergency ultrasound medical student elective at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was part

Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

January 31st, 2017|

Tiny air pollution particles — the type that mainly comes from power plants and automobiles — may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according

Study: A glitch in ‘gatekeeper cells’ slowly suffocates the brain

January 30th, 2017|

Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study reveals.


Los Angeles County Supervisors honor elder abuse watchdog group

January 26th, 2017|

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently honored a group of USC faculty members who work to protect vulnerable seniors from elder abuse.

Diana Homeier, MD, associate

‘State of the Cancer Center’ presentation points to growth, promising discoveries

January 26th, 2017|

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center had an outstanding 2016, as reported by Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, USC Norris director, in his annual “State of

In Memoriam: John Davis, founder of Med-COR program

January 26th, 2017|

John Albert Davis, PhD, former assistant clinical professor of medical education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died on Jan. 13. He was 82.

Davis left

Study: Children with asthma are more likely to become obese

January 26th, 2017|

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that children with asthma are 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade

Rohit Varma installed as dean of the Keck School of Medicine

January 26th, 2017|

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, the noted physician and scientist recognized across the globe as a visionary leader in the epidemiology of eye diseases, has been formally installed

Keck School receives $6 million from National Institutes of Health for obesity research

January 24th, 2017|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC was awarded two grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support projects that could prevent obesity and treat