Department of Family Medicine

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The primary objective of the Department of Family Medicine is the education of medical students, physician assistants, residents, fellows, faculty and community physicians in the principles of family medicine. The department seeks to discover new knowledge that will contribute to the processes and outcomes of healthcare. The Department of Family Medicine also aims to improve the health of the population by providing high quality family and community oriented health care to our patients.

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Keck School of Medicine Wins National Program of Excellence Award for Family Medicine Interest Group

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) honored the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Family Medicine Interest Group on July 27 for its outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine.

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Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series: Congressman Xavier Becerra

4:30pm PT
Aresty Auditorium, USC Norris Cancer Center, Lower Ground, 1450 Biggy St., Los Angeles, CA

Research Ethics Forum

12:30pm-1:30pm PT
Norris Research Tower, LG 503/4 1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA

Mentoring Workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm PT
Norris Research Tower, LG 503/4 1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA

Mentoring Workshop

2:00pm-4:00pm PT
Norris Research Tower, LG 503/4, 1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA

USC Pulmonary Symposium: 2014 State of the Art

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Westin Pasadena,: 191 N. Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Innovative Thinking

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Aresty Auditorium, LG 503/4 and Norris Research Tower, LG 503/4 1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA
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  • USC Eye Institute study finds African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

    Research by Keck Medicine of USC ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African-Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC among first in U.S. to offer bronchial thermoplasty for long-lasting control of severe asthma in adults

    A new procedure at Keck Medicine of USC may give people with severe, uncontrolled asthma a much-needed breath of life. The medical center is among the first in the United States to offer bronchial thermoplasty, an outpatient treatment that provides long-lasting control of this chronic disease.

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  • Los Angeles benefactor pledges $5M to Alzheimer’s research at USC

    Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD, director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at USC, has been named the inaugural holder of the Mary Hayley and Selim Zilkha Chair for Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Zilkha, a member of the Keck School of Medicine Board of Overseers, has pledged a gift of $5 million to the school to fund the endowed chair. This latest gift brings Zilkha’s total giving to neuroscience research at the Keck School to more than $30 million.

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  • Air pollution and genetics combine to increase risk for autism

    Exposure to air pollution appears to increase the risk for autism among people who carry a genetic disposition for the neurodevelopmental disorder, according to newly published research led by scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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  • USC, UCLA get $2M to develop stroke center network in Southland

    A three-way partnership between the USC Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center at Keck Medicine of USC, the UCLA Stroke Center at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and UC Irvine has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop new stroke treatments.

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  • Genetic mutation linked to Alzheimer’s disease doubles rate of brain tissue loss, USC study shows

    People who carry a genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer’s disease may develop the disease three years earlier than expected, according to a new study from Keck Medicine of USC.

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  • Friends’ Facebook, Myspace photos affect risky behavior among teens

    A longitudinal study of 1,563 10th-grade students in Los Angeles County found that teenagers were more likely to smoke or drink alcohol if their friends posted photos of smoking or drinking on online social networking sites like Facebook or Myspace

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