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

January 21, 2015

News

$50,000 childhood cancer research grant awarded to Keck Medcine of USC
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, has awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant to the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (AYA@USCNorris). This grant will enable the program to conduct AYA-specific cancer clinical trials by funding an experienced and certified research and data coordinator to enroll patients into clinical trials, manage and enter data, and to build a comprehensive database that will serve as the backbone for future studies. Read more

calendar

Thursday, Jan. 22

Noon. Southern California Research Center for ALPD and Cirrhosis Lecture. “The Tumor Suppressor Smad4/DPC4 as a Node of Signaling Pathway Integration in Development and Cancer,” Edward M. De Robertis, UCLA. McKibben Lecture Hall Room 156. Info: Julie Lee julie.lee@med.usc.edu

Friday, Jan. 23

7:30 a.m. - Noon. USC Eye Institute — Visiting Professor Lecture Series Lecture. “Optics and Refraction,” Vincent Michael Patella, OD, Carl Zeiss Meditec. HC4, 3rd Floor Conference Room. Free continental breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. Info: Tyaishia Christopher, (323) 409-5233, Tyaisha.Christopher@med.usc.edu

Monday, Jan. 26

Noon. KSOM Research Seminar Series Seminar. “Beyond Surface — Skin Stem Cells: From Hair to Digit Regeneration,” Krzysztof Kobielak, MD, PhD, USC. Aresty Auditorium. Info: Mary Jane Chua, (323) 442-7732, maryjane.chua@med.usc.edu 

1:30 p.m. Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics (INI) Lecture. “Shape and Connectivity Analysis of the Brain in a Continuous Framework,” Boris Gutman, PhD, USC. Herklotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112. Info: Grace Liang-Franco, (323) 442-7246, grace@ini.usc.edu, http://www.loni.usc.edu

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Noon. Dept. of Medical Education Seminar. “Faculty Development Seminar — Recognizing and Referring Learners in Difficulty,” Donna Elliott, USC. Norris Medical Library East Conference Room. Info and RSVP: Cris Argosino, (323) 442-2746, meded@med.usc.edu

1:30 p.m. Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics (INI) Talk. “Brain Mapping and Connectivity Analysis in Big Data,” Gautam Prasad, PhD, USC. Herklotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112. Info: Grace Liang-Franco, (323) 442-7246, grace@ini.usc.edu, http://www.loni.usc.edu

5:30 p.m. Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Kelly Rue, MD, USC. HC4 Conference Room 3rd Floor. Info: Tyaisha Christopher, (323) 409-5233, tyaishac@usc.edu

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Noon. Dept. of Medical Education Seminar. “Faculty Development Seminar — Motivating Learners,” Julie Nyquist and Stephanie Zia, USC. Norris Medical Library East Conference Room. Info and RSVP: Cris Argosino, (323) 442-2746, meded@med.usc.edu

Noon. The Saban Research Institute Seminar. “Very Early Onset IBD — From Genes to Function: A Journey from Mice to Man and Back to Mice Again," Scott B. Snapper, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Saban Research Building, First Floor Auditorium, CHLA, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.  Info: Harleen Gill, (323) 361-8626 hgill@chla.usc.edu, http://chla.org/tecpad

Thursday, Jan. 29

Noon. Dept. of Medical Education Seminar. “Faculty Development Seminar — The Myth of Multitasking,” Dixie Fisher and Win May, USC. Norris Medical Library East Conference Room. Info and RSVP: Cris Argosino, (323) 442-2746, meded@med.usc.edu

Noon. Southern California Research Center for ALPD and Cirrhosis Lecture. “When Epigenetics and Metabolism Converge: The Clock Link,” Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD, University of California, Irvine. McKibben Lecture Hall Room 156. Info: Julie Lee, julie.lee@med.usc.edu

1 p.m. - 4 p.m. ITS Information Security Office Symposium. "USC Cyber Security Summit @ HSC." Aresty Auditorium. Info: Tony Chan, (213) 821-2611, hungchan@usc.edu, RSVP ESVP code: hsccybersecurity

1:45 p.m. Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics (INI) Talk. “Neural Network Approaches to Understanding Brain Function and Dysfunction,” Donatello Arienzo, Georgia Regents University (GRU). Herklotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112. Info: Grace Liang-Franco, (323) 442-7246 grace@ini.usc.edu, http://www.loni.usc.edu

Friday, Jan. 30

Noon. Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar. “Thioredoxin-Interacting Protein as a Diabetes Drug Target,” Anath Shalev, MD, UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham. John Stauffer Pharmaceutical Sciences Center, PSC B-13. Info: Ruth Ballard, (323) 442-3400, ellisbal@usc.edu

Monday, Feb. 2

11:30 a.m. USC Institute for Global Health Lecture. “Bending the Arc to Health Equity: Social Justice and the People’s Health,” Nancy Krieger, Harvard School of Public Health. SSB 115/116, followed by an afternoon tea reception at University Club, UPC. Info: global.health@usc.edu, RSVP

Thursday, Feb. 5

Noon. Family Medicine Lecture. “Health Promotion and Care in Prison Settings: Lessons Learned,” David Seal, PhD, Tulane University. HSA, Bldg A-6, 4th Floor, Large Conference Room. Lunch is provided. Videoconferencing is available. Info and RSVP: Elizabeth O'Toole, (626) 457-4203, eotoole@usc.edu 

Media Mentions

A Jan. 12 report in Physician News Network quoted Tom Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, about a new health-care network in Los Angeles and Orange counties called Vivity. "These are the first days of the model that we will begin to see more and more of — contracting networks vs. complete affiliation of organizations,” Jackiewicz said. “Choice is great. Lowering costs is great. But coordination of care, making sure specialists are talking to each other, is essential."

A Jan. 12 article in The Washington Post mentioned that the Brain Treatment Center, which offers a PTSD treatment for veterans, is an affiliate of the USC Neurorestoration Center. The story quoted Charles Liu, MD, PhD, professor of neurological surgery and neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the center's director, about the treatment being a potential "game-changer" for the treatment of neurological diseases.

A Jan. 6 Associated Press article in The New York Times quoted Richard Paulson, MD, professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director of USC Fertility, about the health risks of fertility treatments.


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