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“The Coolest Lab at Keck School”

In a celebration postponed by COVID-19, Justin Ichida was recognized and honored as the inaugural John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Associate Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. By Nate Cernosek   In March 2020, Justin Ichida, PhD, was appointed to a prestigious endowed professorship at… Read More »

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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 »

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Alum donates more than 20,000 masks

July 10th, 2020

Paul Nassif, BS ’84, MD ’92, partnered with LA Made, a clothing company in downtown Los Angeles to make face masks for healthcare workers and others at a time of serious shortages… Read More »

Herman's Masks

A Giving Trojan Family

June 19th, 2020

Herman Yu and boxes of masks ready for shipment. When US hospitals called for surgical masks, Jonathan Yu, a high school junior, sold sweatshirts he designed to raise money to buy masks… Read More »