Health Sciences Public Relations & Marketing

Office of Public Relations and Marketing

The Health Sciences Public Relations and Marketing Office provides connections between Keck School physicians and scientists and the public by working with the news media, and by directly publicizing new research, campus events and happenings and Keck patient care programs. We also produce insightful, award-winning publications and manage special events for the Keck School of Medicine and Keck Medical Center of USC..

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Keck School ranks 31st in research in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings

The ranking conveys national recognition of the Keck School of Medicine of USC as a leader in educating the doctors of tomorrow and advancing improvements in medicine.

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  • USC Stem Cell selects inaugural Broad Clinical Research Fellows

    This year, the Broad Clinical Research Fellowships are enabling physician-investigators to explore stem cell-based approaches related to four very different medical conditions: breast cancer, kidney disease, deafness and short bowel syndrome.

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  • Local high school students graduate from USC's summer stem cell program

    Enthusiastic is the word to best describe the students from this year’s USC’s Early Investigator High School (EiHS) Stem Cell Research Program. Ten students graduated from the summer laboratory immersion program at a ceremony held at noon on Friday, July 31 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC.

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  • USC kidney researcher Janos Peti-Peterdi wins Young Investigator Award

    USC kidney researcher Janos Peti-Peterdi has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the ASN-AHA Young Investigator Award. Co-sponsored by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the Council on the Kidney of the American Heart Association (AHA), the annual award recognizes a kidney researcher age 45 or younger with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity.

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  • New USC course follows human development from stem cells to sternum

    What don’t we know about human development, and what can go wrong? By focusing on these two big questions, a new 2-unit fall course will provide USC undergraduates with the opportunity to go beyond the standard developmental biology course work.

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  • USC Stem Cell requests applications for new awards and fellowships

    USC Stem Cell is requesting research proposals from principal investigators and senior postdoctoral scientists for three new awards and fellowships totaling $600,000.

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  • The road to a cure for HIV/AIDS

    Something wonderful sometimes happens when scientists and the public get together to talk about research. All the jargon, all the technical language falls away, and it becomes instead a conversation between the two groups with most at stake: the people in need of a treatment or cure, and the people trying to develop it. Last week, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) joined with the AIDS Project Los Angeles to hold a Town Hall event in West Hollywood called HIV Matters: Countdown to a Cure: California Leads the Way. Around 120 people showed up to listen to stem cell scientists from USC, City of Hope, Calimmune and Sangamo Biosciences — all of whom are using CIRM funding to develop new treatments and hopefully even cures for HIV/AIDS.

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  • Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Biology and Regenerative Medicine: The Organ-in-a-Dish Challenge

    A gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has established the Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. This year, two awards totaling $120,000 each will be given to successful teams in this year’s competition: the Organ-in-a-Dish Challenge.

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Featured Expert

John Lipham, MD
Chief, Division of Upper GI and General Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Expertise:
• GERD
• Esophageal cancer
• Foregut surgery

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USC Health Sciences Source Alert:

During the holiday season, heartburn can quickly put a damper on festivities like familly get-togethers and tailgate parties. While people commonly experience occasional heartburn, more than 15 million Americans suffer symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) every day, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. In recognition of the 15th Annual GERD Awareness Week, Nov. 24-30, Keck Medicine of USC physicians are available to discuss simple tips to help reduce GERD symptoms during the holiday season as well as novel treatments for the disease.

Caroline Hwang, MD, is a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She can discuss general strategies to minimize heartburn and other GERD symptoms. "There are many things people can do to prevent GERD flare-ups, but on Thanksgiving remember to season lightly, slow down and stay awake," Hwang said. "Spicy foods, physical exertion and lying down after a meal can all aggravate GERD symptoms."

John Lipham, MD, is associate professor of surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and chief of the division of upper gastrointestinal and general surgery. He specializes in the treatment and study of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus and stomach. He led clinical investigation at USC of the LINX Reflux Management System, an FDA-approved device that treats GERD through minimally invasive surgery, and has successfully implanted more than 100 of those devices in people since 2009, the highest volume of experience with the LINX in the Western United States. “This device is a huge advance for the treatment of reflux, which affects millions of people in the U.S.,” Lipham said. “It addresses a gap of patients who suffer from GERD but no longer respond well to medication treatment.”

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