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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  • $50 million gift names the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

    The gift will streamline the translation of basic research into new therapies for brain injury and disease

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  • Discovery could lead to biological treatment for common birth defect

    USC researchers have discovered which stem cells are responsible for the growth of craniofacial bones in mice — a finding that could have a profound impact on the understanding and treatment of craniosynostosis, a birth defect that can lead to an array of physical and intellectual disabilities in humans. The article was published in the April 2015 issue of Nature Cell Biology.

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  • Keck School Celebrates Annual Match Day

    The Keck School of Medicine of USC welcomed Match Day 2015 on March 20, joining medical school seniors and other applicants across the United States who learned simultaneously where they would complete their residencies.

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  • Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine Fellowship

    The newly funded program provides funding for those wishing to embark on research and study relating to global medical need.

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  • USC mini-symposium showcases the next generation of top stem cell scientistsNews

    Obesity, narcolepsy, leukemia and muscle injuries have at least one thing in common: they are engaging the next generation of top stem cell scientists. Five of these scientists presented their research at the Junior Faculty Candidate Mini-symposium hosted by USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine on March 3.

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists open door for asthma cure

    Study identifies molecule critical to asthma-causing cell’s survival

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC honors distinguished emeritus faculty and alumni at Keck Scholarship Gala

    Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California Emeritus Professor Shaul G. Massry, M.D., will be awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award at the second Keck Scholarship Gala.

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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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