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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...

2013-07-15 12:26:33

Michael J. Fox Foundation sponsored study seeks people in San Diego area without Parkinson's disease to participate in landmark biomarker study SAN DIEGO, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of California, San Diego School of Medicine will be one of 23 official clinical sites of the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative's (PPMI) new arm to study at-risk populations for Parkinson's disease (PD). The $55 million landmark observational clinical study launched in...

2013-04-01 12:59:43

It is known that family-based treatment that combines nutrition and exercise education, along with behavior modification, is a good approach to help children lose weight. But clinic-based weight-control programs for childhood obesity are not accessible to many families, due to issues such as cost or time commitment. Initial studies at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine indicate that a self-help treatment program for overweight children and their parents, guided by...

2012-12-27 08:24:52

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Johan Brahme has been elected by his colleagues to serve as Medical Director at the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC), effective January 1, 2013. Dr. Brahme is a plastic surgeon certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and has been a member of the staff of LJCSC since 2004. "La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre is known for its leadership and innovation in aesthetic medicine," says Dr. Brahme. "I...

2011-01-30 10:46:43

Research from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine provides new clues for the compulsive behavior and cognitive defects associated with a rare childhood neurological disease called Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND). Two pathways found to be defective in LND are known to be associated with other neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer's and Parknson's diseases, suggesting common causes of cognitive and behavioral defects in these neurological disorders.The research is...