News Releases

June 30th, 2016

Keck School of Medicine Names New Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A noted physician and researcher with an expertise in schizophrenia and psychosis, Steven Siegel will not only oversee operations for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, but also enhance patient care throughout the medical enterprise through a robust curriculum and the application of multi-disciplinary translational research.

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June 28th, 2016

‘Brexit’ and Trump rhetoric fueled by globalization

In the wake of the “Brexit,” comparisons are drawn between those who supported the “Vote Leave” campaign in Great Britain and Donald Trump’s core supporters. Rhetorical parallels certainly abound, but experts point to a wave of nationalist and populist sentiment internationally amidst ever-expanding globalization.

June 20th, 2016

New brain map could enable novel therapies for autism and Huntington’s disease

The cerebral cortex is the brain’s CEO; it regulates higher-order functions such as motor learning and attention through its connections to brain structures such as the dorsal striatum, which is historically divided into just four regions. Today, USC researchers said they are the first to create the most comprehensive map of connections between the dorsal striatum and the cerebral cortex that is available for any mammal.

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June 20th, 2016

State-by-state: where infant deaths are highest in the U.S.

If policymakers want to reduce the number of American infant deaths, their strategies should focus on those older than one month from lower-income families, a new study finds. The analysis compared American infant deaths to those of several European nations, as well as comparing figures between U.S. states.

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June 16th, 2016

Expert Q&A: What is the “Brexit” and does it matter?

The “Brexit” – an upcoming United Kingdom referendum vote on whether to leave or remain in the European Union – could prove costly for Great Britain and may affect its trade and diplomatic relations, including with the United States. The latest poll shows British citizens are evenly split on the issue.