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Eli and Edythe Broad to receive honorary degrees at USC commencement ceremony

USC will recognize philanthropists Edythe and Eli Broad and five other honorary degree candidates for their leadership in government, science, philanthropy, humanitarianism and the arts at the university’s 136th commencement ceremony on the University Park Campus on May 10.

USC Stem Cell acquires two instruments to advance state-of-the-art cell sorting

When it comes to sorting cells or other small particles, there’s no better place to do so than USC. The university’s Flow Cytometry Facility recently acquired two top-of-the-line cell sorters, the BD FACSymphony and the BioRad S3e, thanks to generous support from several USC sources.

Countdown to Commencement: Ciara Mimms directs aircraft and redirects cells

“November-Two-Five, you’re clear for takeoff. Clear for takeoff, November-Two-Five. Good day!” From directing jets in the sky in the United States Air Force Reserve to delving into stem cell biology, Ciara Mimms, who is graduating with her master’s degree in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine from USC in December, describes her life as “coming …

USC researchers converge at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium

“The field of stem cell biology is one of our great convergence opportunities,” said USC Provost Michael Quick, addressing an audience of biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, clinicians and many others. This diverse group came together for the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium, hosted by USC Stem Cell and the USC Medicine, Engineering, Science and Humanities (MESH) …

USC Stem Cell and BCRegMed Virtual Symposium brings Canada to California

It didn’t require plane tickets to bring together scientists from USC Stem Cell in Los Angeles and BCRegMed in Vancouver. During October’s Virtual Symposium, videoconferencing technology enabled these scientists to share ideas as if they were sitting in the same conference room—even though they were more than 1,200 miles apart.

CIRM Stem Cell Awareness Day: Science Career Videos

In honor of CIRM’s Stem Cell Awareness Day, USC Stem Cell invites you to explore careers in science. Meet progressive master’s student Carina Seah, PhD student Kimberley Babos, postdoc Jorge Contreras and clinical fellow Abigail Zamora.

At the retreat for USC’s stem cell department, the students become the masters

Students and trainees took center stage at the annual retreat for USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. They presented their latest research to the 180 stem cell scientists who gathered at the event, held at the Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, California this September.

Dean’s installation speech calls for hard work, redemption

An air of renewal charged the proceedings as Laura Mosqueda, MD, was formally installed as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC before a standing-room only audience. The ceremony took place Aug. 23 on the Health Sciences Campus.

Keck School’s dean aims for return to guiding principles of medicine

Laura Mosqueda, MD, wants the Keck School of Medicine of USC to get back to basics. As the medical school’s new dean, she is emphatically calling on physicians, researchers, staff members and students to re-embrace the values and purpose in research, education and delivery of health and health care.

Mosqueda addresses Keck School community in town halls

Hundreds of Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty, staff and students heard about the medical school’s status and vision from the new dean recently.

Commencement 2018: PhD, master’s graduates encouraged to embrace emotions

For a room full of scientists and future clinicians, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang’s advice seemed slightly counterintuitive. But the speaker for the 13th Keck School of Medicine of USC commencement ceremony for PhD, Master of Science and Master of Public Health encouraged the more than 300 graduates to embrace their emotions throughout their careers.

Commencement 2018: More than 17,000 receive degrees at main ceremony

When Siddhartha Mukherjee took the stage at the USC 2018 commencement this morning, he shared a tip with a new generation of Trojans. “I wish someone had told me at my own commencement that the one and only requirement of graduation was not that I finish these many credits, or pull those many all-nighters, or …

USC’s Kella Vangsness paints stem cells as superheroes

With captions by Kella Vangsness “As an artist and scientist, I cannot help but imagine stem cells as ‘superheroes’ fighting against ‘villains’ of disease,” said Kella Vangsness, who is graduating from USC with a master’s degree in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Countdown to Commencement: Malcolm Gebauer pushes the envelope of medicine

Malcolm Gebauer was only five years old when his father was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a deadly form of blood cancer. “My father was given a verdict of six months before he was selected to participate in a clinical trial for an experimental drug. He’s lived 19 years since,” said Gebauer, a 24-year-old budding …

Commencement 2018: Information about the Health Sciences ceremonies

The 135th Commencement at the University of Southern California begins at 8:30 a.m. May 11 at Alumni Memorial Park. Individual school ceremonies follow the main ceremony. Here is a list of times, locations and speakers for the school commencement ceremonies and receptions on May 11 and 12. To read about some of the graduates, click …

Laura Mosqueda tapped as dean of the Keck School

USC has appointed Laura Mosqueda, MD, as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective May 1. Mosqueda, who was appointed the school’s interim dean in October, is an accomplished physician, researcher and expert in geriatric medicine, family medicine and elder abuse and neglect. She is the first woman to lead the Keck School …

Countdown to Commencement: Mohamed El-Farra pursues holistic and humanistic medicine

For Mohamed El-Farra, medicine does not stop at the disease or the injury. “I want to create a holistic type of medicine. I want to bring in people’s backgrounds and see the people within it, rather than keeping the science separate,” said El-Farra, who is graduating with a progressive degree in the master’s program in …

Keck School celebrates pilot funding programs

The Keck School of Medicine of USC recently held a celebration of pilot funding programs that are available for researchers. The event, held Feb. 7 on the Health Sciences Campus, was hosted by the Keck School’s Office of Research Advancement and the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI).

Scientists get into detail at the retreat for USC’s stem cell department

“The process of disease is about detail,” said Larry Goldstein, the director of the stem cell program at the University of California, San Diego, and keynote speaker at the retreat for USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. Held on October 20 and 21 at the Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, California, the …

Stem cell master’s students present artwork with scientific themes

Kella Vangsness and Aabha Morey—who are pursuing their master of science degrees in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine—participated in this year’s Bridge Art & Science Alliance’s pitch day, which gives USC students the opportunity to present projects merging art and science to obtain up to $5,000 in funding.

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