Keck School of Medicine of USC


Keck School program receives national honor for health services

September 28th, 2016|

USC Correctional Health, a Keck School of Medicine of USC program, won the 2016 Best in Category Achievement Award for Health from the National Association of Counties (NaCo). This is the second prestigious award for the program, which was recognized last year with a Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Award.

The Keck School partnered with the

Retinoic Acid May Significantly Prevent Lymphedema Development, Experimental Model Suggests

September 16th, 2016|

Although lymphedema has no known cure, an injection of 9-cis retinoic acid at the time of surgery may stop development of the disease

A study conducted at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) showed that 9-cis retinoic acid (alitretinoin) could significantly prevent postsurgical lymphedema. Furthermore, the experiments were conducted with

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 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

Training Robotic Surgeons Worldwide

September 24th, 2015|

Surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC perform more robotic surgeries than at any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. What make these procedures extraordinary are not only the state-of-the-art robotic technology, but also the exceptional skill and experience of the surgeons, who are faculty members at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.


Promising new target may treat pulmonary fibrosis

March 18th, 2015|

By uncovering the mechanism by which fibrous tissue cells in the lung multiply, Keck School of Medicine faculty at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), along with colleagues in Mexico and Canada, have identified a promising new approach for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis or IPF — where the