Winter 2011 Table of Contents
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On the Cover:
Focus on Urban Health
$56.8 million NIH grant connects basic scientists with clinicians to improve health in Los Angeles.
By Alana Klein Prisco
New Medicine Moves In : Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and
Stem Cell Research opens
$1 Million for Norris Cancer Research : Successful Concert to Cure Cancer brings friends, fun and funds
Making Sense of the Brain’s Genetic Code: Researchers work to understand genes and their role in neurologic
and psychiatric disorders
Faster Treatment and Recovery for Cancer: Intraoperative radiotherapy following breast lumpectomy speeds
recovery, reduces costs
Daniel Oakes improves quality of life for joint replacement patients
Keck School of Medicine student Josh Lilienstein learns from his
own experience as a cancer patient
Dean's Message: Friends and patients tell the Keck School’s stories
In Brief: Installation of 11th USC president; hospitals ranked among best;
student test scores climb; and more
Development News: Multimillion dollar gifts from Ming Hsieh and Sumner Redstone
improve research and education; football fans “Fight On” for breast cancer, and more
Keck in the News: A sampling of news coverage of the Keck School of Medicine
Where are the Doctors of USC?
A guide to locations in the greater Los Angeles area
Joyous events mark the life of the expanding USC academic medical center.
Continuing Medical Education
CORRECTION: A story about minimally invasive cardiac surgery,
which appeared in the last issue of Keck Medicine, contained errors.
For the corrected story, see keck.usc.edu/cut_to_the_heart