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Trojans Together: Friendship and Philanthropy Connect Three Surgical Resident Alumni

By Nate Cernosek and Scot Macdonald Dr. Robert Harris understands exactly how meaningful the choice to give back can be in another person’s life. As a medical student at USC 50 years ago, he was the recipient of a scholarship designated for men who had lost their fathers young.… Read More »

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Leaving a Legacy from Siberia to USC

January 31st, 2022

Dr. Vladimir Zelman By Scot Macdonald More than 40 years ago, USC gave Dr. Vladimir Zelman an opportunity. Today, he is giving USC an opportunity. Professor of anesthesiology, emeritus professor of USC,… Read More »

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A Trojan Helps Fellow Diabetics in Need

June 25th, 2021

Bret Hankey President of Hankey Group and Vice Chairman of Westlake Financial Services Even under the best of circumstances, managing diabetes can be extremely challenging. Bret Hankey is one of the lucky… Read More »

You Danced, She Donated

You Danced, She Donated

July 10th, 2020

Having heard horror stories about personal protective equipment shortages from her brother, Richard Zapanta, who works in an ER, lawyer Gina Zapanta hosted a virtual dance ‘FUN’raiser party, but she didn’t ask… Read More »