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Officials investigating death of student found after seven days


Officials are investigating the death of a student at a residence hall on the Health Sciences Campus, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Thursday. Jacob Kelley, a 24-year-old first-year master’s student, was found at Seaver Residence Hall on Wednesday afternoon.  Detective David Alvarez, a detective with LAPD’s Hollenbeck Community Police Station said that the […]

Keck Medical Center is among top in state


Keck Medical Center of USC ranked as the 10th-best hospital in California and fifth best in the Los Angeles metro area, according to the U.S. News & World Report ranking. The rankings recognize medical centers in the United States that provide the best patient care and specialized treatments for specific needs. “Keck Medicine of USC […]

LA community discusses effects of HSC expansion


Los Angeles County supervisors addressed community concerns regarding possible displacement of residents, public safety and environmental impact on communities affected by the expansion of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted in favor of establishing the county’s first “Health Innovation Community Partnership” on March 14. The objective of […]

USC names permanent dean for Keck


Rohit Varma was named dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on Wednesday by Provost Michael Quick on behalf of President C. L. Max Nikias. Varma, who has served as interim dean since March, will also hold the May S. and John Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine. “It is an honor and a […]

Rohit Varma named chair of the Department of Ophthalmology


On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Rohit Varma, M.D., M.P.H. was named as the chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and the director of the USC Eye Institute. Varma was previously a professor at the Keck School of USC, as well as a director of the clinical trials unit, the glaucoma service, and ocular epidemiology. Varma will […]