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Keck School faculty provide care to Rose Bowl champions

The Trojan family celebrated an extraordinary 2017 Rose Bowl victory on Jan. 2. As with all successful athletic achievements, it truly took a team to build a successful football season and the fabulous finish on the national stage. As the official doctors of USC Trojan athletes, Keck School of Medicine orthopaedic surgery faculty specializes in treating

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Keck School faculty provide care to Rose Bowl champions

The Trojan family celebrated an extraordinary 2017 Rose Bowl victory on Jan. 2. As with all successful athletic achievements, it truly took a team to build a successful football season and the fabulous finish on the national stage. As the official doctors of USC Trojan athletes, Keck School of Medicine orthopaedic surgery faculty specializes in treating

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Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD

Keck School of Medicine receives $2.5 Million grant for translational osteoarthritis research

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is one of four institutions to receive a multi-million dollar grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for translational research projects. The $2.5 million grant will support potential osteoarthritis therapies that could significantly impact standards of care for the disease. Arthritis affects

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Faculty physicians keep singers, musicians and actors in peak shape

Injuries won’t keep these performing artists out of the spotlight. Javen Smith was singing for hours a day preparing for a major role in a USC production of the musical Songs for a New World, known for its vocally demanding score, and he felt fine—until his voice went out. “A week before opening, I couldn’t do all

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Keck Medicine of USC hospitals rises in rankings among nation’s best

For the eighth consecutive year, the hospitals of Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, a distinction only three percent of the analyzed hospitals receive. The magazine’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings recognize hospitals in the United States that

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USC Stem Cell names second cohort of Broad Clinical Research Fellows

The second cohort of Broad Clinical Research Fellows is making strides towards finding stem cell-based therapies for lymphedema in cancer patients, large bone fractures and short bowel syndrome. To support full-time research related to stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, each fellowship provides $65,000 of salary support, $7,500 for supplies and a $1,500 meeting allowance,

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Meeting the Challenge of the Rarest of Cancers

The doctors of the sarcoma program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center recently enrolled their final patient for a new clinical trial to test an immunotherapy treatment for sarcoma, a fact that has James Hu, MD, medical director of the sarcoma program, feeling a little more buoyant than normal. Launching a new clinical trial is always an exciting moment,

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Milan Stevanovic, MD

Keck School professors are on the cutting edge of microsurgical techniques

The grateful mother of one of his young patients recently sent Milan Stevanovic, MD, a photo of her son playing the trumpet. The photo is more than a memento — rather, it is a testament to the power of microsurgery. A poorly-treated broken arm had left the boy unable to properly flex the fingers in

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