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Heart blockages affect about 500 babies per year in the United States. (Photo/courtesy of Children's Hospital Los Angeles)

USC engineers and clinicians collaborate on first micro pacemaker for fetuses

When fetuses come down with a treatable disease, the result can still be fatal. That’s because their tiny size and constant movement make it difficult for doctors to treat them in utero. Just like adults, a fetus can develop a conduction block that causes the heart to beat too slowly to pump enough blood for

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Broad Fellows

USC Stem Cell selects inaugural Broad Clinical Research Fellows

This year, the Broad Clinical Research Fellowships are enabling physician-investigators to explore stem cell-based approaches related to four very different medical conditions: breast cancer, kidney disease, deafness and short bowel syndrome. Each one-year fellowship provides $65,000 of salary support, $7,500 of supplies and a $1,500 meeting allowance to support full-time research related to stem cell

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Carl R. Chudnofsky, MD

Emergency medicine leader is recruited to the Keck School

Carl R. Chudnofsky, MD, has been recruited from the Albert Einstein Medical Center to lead the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Emergency Medicine, effective Aug. 1. “Dr. Chudnofsky is an established leader in emergency medicine, having successfully managed a complex emergency medicine department within a challenging organizational structure — a private teaching

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Student physicians Detti Belina, Antonio Hernandez Saenz, Jean-Christophe Rwigema and David Lam gather after the 2015 KSOM White Coat Ceremony.

New students enter medicine — and get a white coat to prove it

In an annual ritual that is both celebratory and serious, 187 new students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC received their white coats, symbolizing entrance into the medical profession. They were part of a ritual that is duplicated at other USC medical-related schools, including Pharmacy and Dentistry, and at more than 100 other medical institutions in the United

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EiHS graduation (photo by Graham Clark Stecklein)

Local high school students graduate from USC’s summer stem cell program

Enthusiastic is the word to best describe the students from this year’s USC’s Early Investigator High School (EiHS) Stem Cell Research Program. Ten students graduated from the summer laboratory immersion program at a ceremony held at noon on Friday, July 31 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

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