Keck School of Medicine of USC


State-of-the-art brain research facility opens its doors on health sciences campus

November 18th, 2016|

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the USC Stevens Hall for Neuroimaging, a modern, sleek, glass-enclosed building on the southern edge of USC’s Health Sciences Campus, opened its doors with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. USC Stevens Hall will be home to the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. Immediately prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Arthur

Rohit Varma named Keck School dean

November 10th, 2016|

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH has been named dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective immediately. Varma will also hold the May S. and John Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine.

USC Provost Michael Quick, PhD, announced the appointment Wednesday on behalf of USC President C. L. Max Nikias, PhD.

“I am truly honored and privileged

University of Southern California to show how wearable technology can improve cancer treatment

October 7th, 2016|

Researchers at the University of Southern California will demonstrate how using wearable technology and smartphones can improve cancer treatment at a White House event on Oct. 3.

“South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art and Action” (SXSL) is a gathering inspired by South by Southwest, the annual gathering of film, interactive media

Nurse anesthetist graduate takes skills on deployment

September 6th, 2016|

Although medical students comprise the majority of the graduates from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the school offers robust programs in a number of other disciplines, including nurse anesthesia. The rigorous program, which accepts only 16 students each year, provides comprehensive academic and clinical training in every aspect of anesthesiology.

Joe Romero, a 2013

Undergraduates present summer research for Bridging the Gaps summer program

September 6th, 2016|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC hosted the sixth annual Bridging the Gaps Summer Research Poster Day on Aug. 4 in the Broad CIRM Center. Bridging the Gaps is a summer research program that provides underrepresented undergraduate students an opportunity to gain exposure to basic science, translational and clinical research at the Keck School.


Faculty physicians keep singers, musicians and actors in peak shape

September 5th, 2016|

Injuries won’t keep these performing artists out of the spotlight.

Javen Smith was singing for hours a day preparing for a major role in a USC production of the musical Songs for a New World, known for its vocally demanding score, and he felt fine—until his voice went out.
“A week before opening, I couldn’t do all the things

First-years mark the beginning of their medical career at white coat ceremony

August 19th, 2016|

It was a hot afternoon Aug. 12, but spirits were high when a procession of first-year Keck School of Medicine of USC students entered an enormous white tent on the Broad Lawn. They were there to receive some words of wisdom from faculty leadership and — for the first time — don the white coats

Innovative USC Program Helps Develop Literacy for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children from Bilingual Homes

July 26th, 2016|

“Come read with me.”

Those can be some of the most powerful words in the development of any child’s ability to read and write. For children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and living in bilingual homes, the “come read with me” invitation becomes even more crucial to their literacy development.

That’s why the USC Caruso Family Center

Study: Flu-like symptoms in pregnant woman could affect baby

June 22nd, 2016|

Babies born to mothers whose immune systems had to grapple with a viral assault — even a mild one — have increased risk of brain and central nervous system abnormalities, according to a new study.

A USC-led team of researchers examined how the immune systems of pregnant mice (roughly equivalent to human mothers in their first

Commencement 2016: New class of doctors told to ‘look beyond the status quo’

May 18th, 2016|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s MD and MD/PhD ceremony, held May 14 at the Galen Center, was both heartfelt and humorous.

Henri Ford, MD, MHA, vice dean for medical education, was the grand marshal of the ceremony. Interim Dean Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, set the tone for the graduates with three items of advice