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May 23rd, 2018

Fossilized skull hints at when Pangea split

A small fossil is evidence that Earth’s ancient supercontinent, Pangea, separated some 15 million years later than previously believed. Contact: Gary Polakovic, ‭(323) 527-7770‬ or polakovi@usc.edu A nearly 130-million-year-old fossilized skull found in Utah is an Earth-shattering discovery in one respect. The small fossil is evidence that the super-continental split likely occurred more recently than scientists previously thought […]

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May 22nd, 2018

States should leverage competition to increase access to hepatitis C cures

National experts recommend a strategy for states to negotiate with manufacturers to increase access to cures for hepatitis C patients. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu; or Stephanie Hedt, (213) 821-4555 or hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu There is a cure or the nation’s deadliest infectious disease, hepatitis C, but at tens of thousands of dollars per patient in upfront costs, […]

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May 22nd, 2018

Cancer registry managed by Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $43.7 million award

The Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program has improved the understanding, prevention and control of cancer for nearly 50 years. Contact: Gary Polakovic, (323) 527-7770‬ or polakovi@usc.edu The National Cancer Institute has awarded Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center $43.7 million to continue tracking all incidences of cancer in Los Angeles […]

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May 22nd, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Dornsife/LA Times California poll press call on Wed., May 23

Californians indicate who they’ll support in the primary races for governor and U.S. Senate and weigh in on issues that include the state’s new voting laws, the new federal tax law, the Affordable Care Act, President Trump, and California’s new gas tax. Political scientists and polling experts will discuss the results during a Wednesday teleconference. […]

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May 15th, 2018

Information and resources about former USC student health center doctor

This page has been replaced with a new web site. Please see Resources for Student Health Center Patients for the latest information. The university has also released an Action Plan to revisit the university’s values, improve campus culture, restructure a number of the university’s operations and revise employment policies. _____________________________________________________ LAST UPDATED: May 21, 2018 […]

May 10th, 2018

USC experts say U.S.-North Korea summit is unprecedented

The June 12 summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un marks the first time heads of state of both countries meet for talks. At stake is national security for both sides, regional stability in east Asia and economic relations with China, the United States and its Pacific Rim allies. USC experts say the two leaders will enter uncharted waters.

May 9th, 2018

Gift supports biomedical innovation at USC

Retired ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, donate $10 million to name the USC Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. A $10 million gift from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg will provide critical funding for innovative research at USC into debilitating neurosensory diseases. The donation will establish a research fund […]

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May 9th, 2018

$20 million gift creates research center on longevity and aging at USC

Mei-Lee Ney’s donation is the largest in the history of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. A new center dedicated to research on longevity and healthy aging has been established at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology with a $20 million gift from Mei-Lee Ney. The […]

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May 8th, 2018

USC commencement: Friday, May 11, media access

The University of Southern California’s commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 11, on the University Park Campus. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and pioneering oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee will deliver the commencement address. Mukherjee, Charlie Beck, Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., Jennifer A. Doudna and Forest Whitaker will receive honorary degrees.

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May 8th, 2018

USC recruits participants for landmark $1.5 billion precision medicine research initiative

Keck School of Medicine of USC and nationwide partners are launching a landmark $1.5 billion National Institutes of Health-led program that seeks to accelerate the development of precision medicine. One of the project’s priorities is to achieve a demographically, geographically and medically diverse community of participants, especially by including those who are underrepresented in biomedical research.

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