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The USC Department of Ophthalmology and The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles continue to be ranked among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the country by both U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times. The program's leading-edge research has resulted in 22 patents.  The innovative "retina chip," designed to restore sight to patients with blinding retinal disorders, has been developed at USC. The department was third in the country in the rankings of eye institutes and eye departments receiving research funding from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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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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  • Gift of $7.5 million establishes The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research at Keck Medicine of USC

    With the goal of enhancing research in lung disease, which affects millions of Americans each year, the Hastings Foundation has pledged $7.5 million over five years to establish The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) at Keck Medicine of USC.

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  • Commencement 2015

    Keck School of Medicine graduates received their diplomas during commencement week 2015. Pictures featured below are from commencement ceremonies for the MS, PhD and MPH, Health Promotion and Global Health, Physician Assistant and MD programs.

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  • Request for proposals: Hearst Fellowship Award

    A recent gift from the Hearst Foundations established the Hearst Fellows at USC. An annual fellowship award of $65,000 that includes one year of salary and benefits will be made to an exceptional junior postdoctoral researcher within USC’s stem cell research community.

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  • Request for proposals: Hearst Fellowship Award

    A recent gift from the Hearst Foundations established the Hearst Fellows at USC. An annual fellowship award of $65,000 that includes one year of salary and benefits will be made to an exceptional junior postdoctoral researcher within USC’s stem cell research community.

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  • Dean’s Scholar gets a first-hand look into ophthalmology career

    For many medical students, four years of study go by in a blur of lectures, labs and clinical care.

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  • Stem cell expert finds atypical partners for ALS research

    USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida, PhD, is forming partnerships between academia, industry and government to accelerate the development of new treatments for patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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  • Medical response team aids Nepal earthquake victims

    The six-person Keck School of Medicine medical response team includes two critical care/trauma surgeons, an emergency department physician, an anesthesiologist, a nurse anesthetist and a registered nurse.

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