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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 School of Medicine to host lectures by winners of the 2013 Lasker Awards April 10

    The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Keck School of Medicine will present the second of two 2014 Lasker Lectures featuring recipients of the 2013 Lasker Awards.

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  • Technology and entertainment moguls headline most successful fund-raising event for USC center for cancer research – $9 million raised in one night

    Oracle co-founder/CEO Larry Ellison and Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey team with Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito and renowned cancer researcher Dr. David Agus at Rebels With a Cause event benefitting USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine for life-saving cancer research

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  • Dean proclaims Match Day 2014 the best in Keck School history

    Keck School students and their families and friends gathered in the Harry and Celeste Pappas Quad with their instructors to learn where they'll be going for their residencies.

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  • Lasker Lecturers shed light on major breakthroughs

    Keck School of Medicine of USC students and faculty gathered to learn more about genetic cancer therapy and neurotransmitter release in the brain at the 2014 Lasker Lectures Program.

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks 31st among 153 nationwide in annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” issue

    The Keck School of Medicine ranks in the top 20 percent of medical schools nationwide in the US News & World Report "Best Graduate Schools Guidebook 2015."

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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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  • First female department chair still vital to Keck School at 90

    Picking at her smoked salmon with chopsticks at the faculty center named for Hugh A. Edmondson, MD, who preceded her as chair of the Department of Pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Nancy Warner, MD, Hastings Professor of Pathology, emerita, reflects on her legacy at the school.

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