Faculty Spotlight

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Preventive Medicine welcomes Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH

By Cristine Hall At the height of the materialistic ‘80s, when most of his classmates in medical school were shooting for brass ring specialties like orthopedics and ophthamology, Jeffrey Klausner, was ready to call it quits. A year at a new AIDS research center in Zaire changed his mind. Studying

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Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati earns AACR Distinguished Lectureship

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Community Initiatives, was the recipient of the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. Báezconde-Garbanati presented her award lecture during the opening session of the virtual AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic

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Preventive Medicine professors receive 2020 USC Mentoring Awards

Professors from the Department of Preventive Medicine recently received 2020 USC Mentoring Awards. Raina Pang, PhD, Jessica Barrington-Trimis, PhD and Michael Cousineau, DPH were recognized for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Students, Faculty Mentoring Graduate Students, and Faculty Mentoring Faculty respectively. Raina Pang’s research interest lies in understanding sex/gender differences and women

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Adam Leventhal appointed to FDA committee on tobacco products

Adam Leventhal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine and psychology and director of the USC Institute for Addiction Science and Health, Emotion & Addiction Laboratory (HEAL), has been appointed to the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Leventhal’s term began May 15 and continues through Jan. 31, 2024. According to the FDA, the committee

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Dean Laura Mosqueda, MD

Dean Mosqueda again named to LABJ’s ‘LA500’ list

Laura Mosqueda, MD, Dean of the Keck School of Medicine, has been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “LA500” list of the most influential people in Los Angeles. It was Dean Mosqueda’s third time appearing on the list.  The list also included Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, chief executive officer of Keck Medicine of

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Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD

Howard Hu named chair of Preventive Medicine

Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, effective July 1.  Hu was the Founding Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He stepped down in 2017 after five

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