Sekiguchi Advances Dental Health

Eugene Sekiguchi, the USC School of Dentistry’s associate dean for international, professional and legislative affairs, helped promote dentistry’s message on Capitol Hill last month in meetings with congressional leaders and lobbyists as part of the American Dental Association’s Leadership Conference. The conference attracted more than 600 dental leaders, including nearly 400 dentists, state constituent executives […]

A Celebration of Black History Month

Photo courtesy of Miriam Mathews Collection, California African-American Museum Manila Owens, in Spanish dress, was the great-granddaughter of Biddy Mason, who was brought to Los Angeles as a slave in the 1850s. The story of Biddy Mason and other African American founding families in the early days of Los Angeles is part of “Angelenos of […]

Changes sweep medical school

Dean Stephen J. Ryan went on medical leave following colon surgery. He is expected to return in October. Photo by Irene Fertik Major issues of health policy and financial stability poured into the School of Medicine this summer as though through a great funnel, causing the school to confront three crises: * The school faced […]

USC military social work center receives grant

A woman in the U.S. Navy registers for information at an education fair in California. The Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans Military Families (CIR) at the USC School of Social Work has received a grant from Prudential to build on its community engagement efforts to strengthen veterans’ reintegration into the civilian community. The […]

Four films screened at USC focus on mental health challenges

In the film Walking Man, Eric Norwine and his father chronicle their journey to spread awareness about mental health. The two other shorts, Happy Bird by Tongo and Glass People, directed by John Berardo, were MISC-produced projects highlighting the institute’s dedication to promoting responsible and socially impactful storytelling. When making Happy Bird, Tongo consulted staff […]

New Group Preps Students for Alumni Life

The official logo of the USC Alumni Association’s Society 53 If you think “Student Alumni Association” is an oxymoron, think again. After all, every alum was once a student, and the more a student is actively engaged by alumni, the more likely that student will be an active and engaged alum once he or she […]

Doheny Library sets grand reopening

The soaring ceilings of the Doheny Library get a scrubbing. Doheny Library photo One of USC’s great architectural treasures, the Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, will reopen this fall after nearly two years of intricate structural work that topped $17 million. Today the 69-year-old Italian Romanesque building is cleaner, brighter and safer, said Jerry […]

Symposium focuses on neurodegenerative disease

“Neurodegenerative Disease: Therapeutic Challenges and Opportunities” is the theme of an upcoming conference. The USC School of Pharmacy will host students, faculty and industry leaders on Aug. 23 for the 12th Annual Moving Targets Symposium, to be presented by the USC student chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. This year’s theme is “Neurodegenerative […]

CHLA receives $1.6 million for HIV prevention

The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has received a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Prevention of Substance Abuse and HIV for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Subpopulations Initiative. “The purpose of our […]

Nursing Students Make Good Reading Neighbors

Senior nursing student Alice Lee reads to a group of second-graders at Murchison Elementary School. The volunteers read from books with quirky health-related titles such as “The School Nurse From the Black Lagoon” and “My Tooth Is About to Fall Out.” Lee is one of 40 senior nursing students who visit the school as part […]

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