Keck School of Medicine News and Notes
For faculty and staff of the Keck School of Medicine of USC

August 6, 2014


Keck Medicine of USC welcomes father-son team of vein specialists Dept. of Surgery
Adding to the surgical expertise at Keck Medicine of USC, two faculty physicians specializing in vein disease and treatment have been recruited to the Department of Surgery. The father-son team of Dario Perez, MD, assistant professor of surgery and Jose M. Perez, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery, are now offering their skills to patients at the USC Surgery – Glendale clinic, 1510 S. Central Ave. Suite 200, Glendale, CA.

Applications for Environmental Health Research pilot grants sought
The Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center announces is seeking applicants for its 2015 Pilot Projects Program, which supports one-year research projects that promote the understanding of environmental exposures, host factors and human disease. For more information, contact Lisa Grossman at (323) 442-2750 or or visit


Friday, Aug. 15

5 p.m. Keck School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony. “Class of 2018 Celebration,” Kenji Inaba, USC. Harry and Celesta Pappas Quad. Info: Teresa Cook, (323) 442-2419,

Saturday, Aug. 16

4 p.m. USC Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center and Research Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Concert. Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Parking available at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Reception, silent auction and live entertainment immediately following concert. Tickets: $30 for adults, $20 for under 18. Tickets: Maria Hall, (626) 354-1674. Info: Pat Gutierrez, (323) 442-6817.  To donate online visit: 

Tuesday, Aug. 19

8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Office of Research Retreat. “Navigating the University: Research & Resources Management.” Davidson Conference Center Board Room, UPC. Info: Rosary Videc, (213) 821-8167,, RSVP by Aug. 10 to:,

Noon. USC Women in Management Luncheon. “Senior Vice President of University Advancement Speaks on the $6 Billion Campaign,” Albert R. Checcio, USC. NOR 5342. Info and RSVP: Ginger Mayerson, (323) 227-1092,, Cost: $18 WIM members, $20 non-WIM members

Thursday, Aug. 21

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Division of Nursing Education and USC Office of Continuing Medical Education Symposium. “5th Annual Pain Management Symposium,” Steven Richeimer, USC. Aresty Auditorium. Info: Teresa Ball, (323) 442-2555,,

Saturday, Sept. 13

7 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. USC Pulmonary Symposium. “2014 State of the Art,” Kamyar Afshar, USC. 191 N. Robles Avenue, Pasadena. Info: Teresa Ball, (323) 442-2555,,

Thursday, Sept. 18

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 18th Annual Max R. Gaspar Symposium. “Peripheral Arterial Disease in 2014.” Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Info: Lisa Delgado, (323) 442-2555,, RSVP:,

Saturday, Sept. 27

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2014 Annual Cerebrovascular Disease Symposium “Medical Versus Surgical Management of Cerebrovascular Disease,” Arun Amar and Gene Sung, USC. Aresty Auditorium. Info: Teresa Ball, (323) 442-2555,,

Media Mentions

A July 31 op-ed in the Sacramento Bee co-authored by Michael Goran, PhD, professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics, Keck Medicine of USC, highlighted the practice of the beverage industry allegedly hiring researchers to support industry claims about the effects of sodas on health.

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