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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 physicians first in Southern California to implant new wireless device to manage heart failure

    Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is the first medical center in Southern California, post-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, to implant a new wireless device for heart failure patients.

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  • Neuroscientists claim rare pair of research grants

    $23 million in awards creates two Centers of Excellence and establishes USC as a hub for understanding the brain through data mining.

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  • New digital health solutions unveiled at top influencer conference hosted by USC Center for Body Computing

    The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, today hosts the 8th Annual USC CBC Conference, the leading digital health revolution event of international creators, designers and funders.

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  • Finalists named in USC Center for Body Computing SLAM 2014

    The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, today announced this year’s four finalists in its annual USC CBC SLAM event where designers and creators improve health through the power of music.

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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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