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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 researchers discover dual purpose of cancer drug in regulating expression of genes

    Keck Medicine of USC scientists have discovered new clues about a drug instrumental in treating a certain blood cancer that may provide important targets for researchers searching for cures.

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  • National research team awarded $16M NIH grant to study genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder using DNA samples from USC-led psychiatry cohort

    A multi-institutional team of researchers studying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to create the most extensive genetic resource to date for these two devastating psychiatric disorders, using DNA samples assembled by USC.

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  • Researchers find how single, genetic change causes cancerous tumors in young children’s eyes

    USC Eye Institute researchers at the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, together with colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, have answered the long-standing question of why mutations to a particular gene primarily cause tumors of the retina and not of other cell types.

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  • Keck School scientists named among world’s ‘most influential’

    Five Keck School researchers have been named by Thomson Reuters as having “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” for 2014. The New York City-based multinational media and information firm assessed papers indexed between 2002 and 2012 in 21 fields of study.

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  • Preeminent USC surgeon and emergency medicine pioneer dies at 88

    Gail Victor Anderson, MD, founding faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at USC and a pioneer in the field, died of complications from pneumonia on Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, California. He was 88.

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Emergency Medicine receives No. 3 spot in new national ranking of residency programs

    Treating patients in one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation, the Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Emergency Medicine residency program has been ranked No. 3 in a top 10 ranking of emergency medicine residency programs in the United States.

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  • White Coat Ceremony inaugurates students as physicians

    For 187 fresh-faced new medical students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Class of 2018, the act of putting on a white coat signified the beginning of their lives as health-care professionals. At a ceremony held on Aug. 15, 2014 in the Harry & Celesta Pappas Quad, these students received their white coats from faculty leaders to symbolize the trust placed in them by the public.

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