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USC Scientists Put the Cancer Patient at the Center of Scientific Discovery

Technology allows scientists to put the patient first, a founding member of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience told his audience during an international stop.
“The internet-based technologies we are developing at USC can connect and help patients around the world,” said Peter Kuhn, Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences, who traveled to Vietnam, where he spoke about a patient-centric approach to cancer treatment and research in a forum called “Era of Hope.”
“USC’s global convergent science initiative in cancer is aimed at providing patients with hope for the future and with certainty about their cancer care,” said Kuhn, a professor of medicine, biomedical engineering, and aerospace & mechanical engineering at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Click here to read more.

Viet Nguyen wins prestigious MacArthur Foundation award

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Aerol Arnold Chair of English and professor of English, American studies and ethnicity and comparative literature, has been selected as a 2017 fellow of the MacArthur Foundation.
The prestigious program recognizes “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction,” the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation said.
“Through his exceptional skills as an academic and a writer, Viet brings new insight and context to our recent history, and he does so in a way that is deeply compelling and relevant,” USC Provost Michael Quick said. Click here to read more.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Provost’s Mentoring Award, presented annually at the Academic Honors Convocation, honors faculty members whose investment in and generosity toward the academic and professional success of other USC faculty, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, or undergraduate students demonstrate exemplary mentoring. All nomination materials should be submitted by Friday, October 20, 2017.

Academic Honors and Fellowships, The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs present the 3rd Annual Research and Fellowships Week from November 6-10, 2017! Please click here to find out further information. 


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