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The Keck School of Medicine educates the nation's future physicians and biomedical scientists. From day one, medical students help care for patients as part of an innovative curriculum that integrates basic and clinical sciences, technology and communication, the latest medical advances and the oldest healing arts. Students train in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the nation, gaining experience with the diverse, urban population of Los Angeles. Graduate and medical students play leading roles in the creation of new knowledge as part of the Keck School's vibrant research community.

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Physician assistant student receives national scholarship

Michelle Lagua has been named one of six National Medical Fellowship, Primary Care Leadership Program Scholars.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC hosts health screenings at Festival of Books

    Considered the largest public literary celebration in the country, the L.A. Times Festival of Books swept through the University Park Campus April 18 and 19.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC-led study finds genetic predisposition for noise-induced hearing loss

    In a new genome-wide association study, an international team led by Keck Medicine of USC neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others.

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  • Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

    Children are more likely to develop autism if their mothers were diagnosed with gestational diabetes early in pregnancy, a new study shows.

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  • USC Norris study finds herpesvirus activates RIG-I receptor to evade body’s immune system

    USC molecular microbiologists also identify first enzyme that causes protein deamidation in eukaryotes

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  • $10 million gift establishes center to develop personalized medicine to fight cancer

    The gift establishes the Stephenson Family Personalized Medicine Center, dedicated to tailoring cancer treatments to each individual.

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  • Gala raises $290,000 for medical scholarships

    Almost 300 people were on hand March 7 at Town & Gown of USC to celebrate and raise funds for medical scholarships at the Keck Scholarship Gala. The event raised $290,000.

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  • Keck School PA Program makes US News & World Report Top 20

    The Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program has risen 50 spots since 2011 and is now ranked 20th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.

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