Keck School of Medicine of USC

 Pediatrics

Functional human tissue-engineered liver generated from stem and progenitor cells

August 30th, 2016|

A research team led by investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has generated functional human and mouse tissue-engineered liver from adult stem and progenitor cells. Tissue-engineered Liver (TELi) was found to contain normal structural components such as hepatocytes, bile ducts and blood vessels. The study has been published online in the journal Stem Cells

USC Stem Cell researcher Senta Georgia wins CIRM Discovery Inception award

August 8th, 2016|

Senta Georgia — principal investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and assistant professor of pediatrics, and stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at USC — has a creative idea for helping children with a genetic form of diabetes and malabsorptive diarrhea called enteric anendocrinosis. And through its Discovery Inception program, the California Institute for

USC Stem Cell names second cohort of Broad Clinical Research Fellows

June 13th, 2016|

The second cohort of Broad Clinical Research Fellows is making strides towards finding stem cell-based therapies for lymphedema in cancer patients, large bone fractures and short bowel syndrome.

To support full-time research related to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, each fellowship provides $65,000 of salary support, $7,500 for supplies and a $1,500 meeting allowance, and

USC leads international plastic surgery simulation training for Operation Smile

June 6th, 2016|

Nearly two dozen doctors from around the world visited the Keck School of Medicine of USC recently to enhance their medical skills and learn new surgical techniques.

The group of physicians was part of a larger contingent of Operation Smile-credentialed surgical volunteers, which brought more than 100 international doctors to four U.S. universities. USC’s 21 participants

Keck School professor tapped to be chair of ICC by governor

June 6th, 2016|

Marie Poulsen, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and chief psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, has been appointed the chairperson of the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) for Early Intervention by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The ICC is a council composed of governor-appointed stakeholders interested in early intervention for children with

Department of Pediatrics May Newsletter

May 1st, 2016|

The Department of Pediatrics presents its monthly newsletter for faculty at CHLA, LAC+USC and USC. The newsletter is a monthly opportunity to celebrate department achievements and progress on department goals.

Click to view the May edition of the Department of Pediatrics newsletter.

Department of Pediatrics April Newsletter

April 1st, 2016|

The Department of Pediatrics presents its monthly newsletter for faculty at CHLA, LAC+USC and USC. The newsletter is a monthly opportunity to celebrate department achievements and progress on department goals.

View the April edition of the Department of Pediatrics newsletter.

Stem cell researcher Tracy Grikscheit awarded $7.1 million by CIRM

March 18th, 2016|

Tracy C. Grikscheit, a principal investigator with USC Stem Cell and The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has received a $7.1 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Translational Research program to develop a cellular therapy for the treatment of nerve disorders of the digestive system. These disorders, called enteric

Keck School faculty performs rare fetal cardiac procedure for first time in Southern California

March 9th, 2016|

Last August, the Davila family was given devastating news: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) cardiologists confirmed that their 27-week-old fetus suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with restrictive atrial septum, which prevented blood returning from the fetus’s lungs from circulating back into the body

The parents were told that their child, when born, faced open-heart

Department of Pediatrics March Newsletter

March 1st, 2016|

The Department of Pediatrics presents its monthly newsletter for faculty at CHLA, LAC+USC and USC. The newsletter is a monthly opportunity to celebrate department achievements and progress on department goals.

Click to view the March edition of the Department of Pediatrics newsletter.