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An air pollution expert’s take on exercise, smog and health

September 19th, 2016|

Ed Avol, professor of clinical preventive medicine, wants to help Angelenos breathe easy.
ED AVOL DIDN’T start out trying to change Los Angeles. After he earned his master’s degree from Caltech in 1974, the engineer used his chemistry and physics background to measure air pollution. Fairly quickly, though, he became interested in the health aspects of the

Keck School of Medicine names new chair of Anesthesiology

September 16th, 2016|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has named Holly A. Muir, MD, as the new chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, effective January 1, 2017.

Muir specializes in obstetric anesthesia, with expertise in the effects of interventions on obstetric outcome, both maternal and neonatal. She has published extensively on the management of childbirth pain and

Hematologist wins prestigious award from National Cancer Institute

September 6th, 2016|

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has named Kevin Kelly, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical medicine in the Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology and Center for the Study of Blood Diseases, one of 13 recipients of the 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Award (CCITA).

The award recognizes and supports outstanding mid-career clinical investigators at NCI-designated

Meet the Faculty: Eric Chang, MD, professor on a roll

August 30th, 2016|

Eric Chang, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology for the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director of Radiation Oncology Services at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center helped pioneer the use of Gamma Knife technology to treat brain tumors nationally and helps lead the program here at Keck Medicine.


The future of medicine is personalized

August 23rd, 2016|

John Carpten joins the Keck School of Medicine to connect the dots between individual cancer patients and the best treatments
The technological advances that have allowed doctors to differentiate tumors based on their distinct genetic make-up are part of a revolution in medicine that is known as personalized or precision medicine. Where treating cancer was once

Q&A: Reflections on a storied career

August 1st, 2016|

One of the transformative leaders of neuroscience at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has taken his last bow. Leslie Weiner, MD, retired June 30 after spending 41 years at the university, including 23 as chair of the Department of Neurology. The self-described “neurologist, physician, scientist and teacher” recently shared how the school has

Exploring DNA mismatch repair: an interview with Guo-Min Li, PhD

July 13th, 2016|

For more than 20 years, Guo-Min Li has conducted research and advanced the field of DNA mismatch repair, earning an international reputation for his discoveries in the specialized arena. He started mismatch repair research when he was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Paul Modrich, PhD, the James B. Duke professor in the Department

Department Spotlight: Obstetrics & Gynecology

May 6th, 2016|

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) has 50 faculty, 36 residents, 16 fellows, and provides clinical care in 12 locations around the Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. OB/GYN is proud of what they do — taking care of women and their unique needs throughout their lives. The department’s