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2014-08-27 12:31:13

Keck Medicine of USC patient sees for first time in 30 years only one week after implant LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the first time in nearly 30 years this July 4 holiday, thanks to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned clinician-researcher at the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute. Kulik is a 55-year-old Peoria, Ariz. resident who has retinitis...

2014-08-25 16:23:14

8th Annual USC Body Computing Conference to feature USC CBC SLAM competition October 2 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, has announced its annual USC CBC SLAM event created this year in collaboration with Skullcandy Inc. to challenge creative minds to use music in a way that helps consumers better understand their personal health. Four finalists will present...

2014-05-01 23:11:38

The Honorable Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator and governor of Nebraska, will be the speaker at Keck Graduate Institute’s 13th Commencement on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. on the east lawn. Claremont, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The Honorable Bob Kerrey, former U.S. senator and governor of Nebraska, will be the speaker at Keck Graduate Institute’s 13th Commencement on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. on the east lawn. A decorated Vietnam veteran, member of the 9/11 Commission and education...

2014-03-11 16:23:56

Event Benefits USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stars of movies, music, medicine and technology will join at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood on March 20 for the second annual Rebels With a Cause gala honoring titan of technology and powerhouse philanthropist, Larry J. Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation. Last year's event raised $3.6 million for the revolutionary and life-saving research of David B. Agus,...

2014-02-05 12:29:21

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PhDx Systems, Inc., a software and services company that specializes in patient-reported outcomes for spine and orthopedic procedures, has named Richard Keck president and CEO. In his new position, Keck will focus on expanding PhDx's role as an industry leader in patient-centered outcomes research, including real-time feedback. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/PH59770 ) "I thrive on using data to create positive...

2013-09-30 23:38:32

Dr. Mohan's significant gift will help fund the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center, which will conduct basic and applied research programs to identify the causes, improve upon the existing treatments, and—ultimately—seek a cure for all forms of kidney disease. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 UKRO (University Kidney Research Organization), a Los Angeles–based nonprofit charity supporting kidney disease research, is extremely pleased to announce a generous contribution of...

2013-08-22 23:22:25

Thomas McAfee, M.D., Named CEO of New Keck Medicine of USC Medical Foundation Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 MSA Executive Search, an INTEGRATED company, dedicated exclusively to healthcare executive search, announced the successful recruitment of Thomas McAfee, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Keck Medicine of USC Medical Foundation, located in Los Angeles, California. Dr. McAfee is expected to begin his new role on Sept. 3, 2013. An in-depth analysis of Keck Medicine...

$4 Million Adaptive Optics Fund Completed By Keck Observatory
2013-03-05 12:21:50

W. M. Keck Observatory The W. M. Keck Observatory has successfully completed a $4 million campaign that will give astronomers the most detailed Adaptive Optics images of the cosmos ever created by mankind. Furthermore, the campaign was funded entirely by private philanthropy. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation awarded three grants totaling $3.7 million to significantly upgrade the Keck II Laser Guide Star Adaptive...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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