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July 29, 1999 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Hoping to elevate USC's School of Medicine into the top tier of the nation's medical schools, the W.M. Keck Foundation plans to donate $110 million to build research labs, hire preeminent faculty and provide student scholarships. In recognition of the gift, the largest ever to a medical school, USC today will publicly rename the school after William Myron Keck, the founder of Superior Oil Co. who went on to establish one of America's largest philanthropic organizations.
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November 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The operation to remove a bone from high school basketball star Keith Smith's heel went smoothly. Problem is, doctors were working on the wrong foot. Now Smith, one of Oklahoma's top players, could miss most of his senior season because he will need a second operation to fix the foot that needed help. "It seems like a nightmare," said the 17-year-old's mother, Michelle Smith. "I just can't believe this could happen to anyone."
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September 8, 1987
Dr. Gerard Noel Burrow, chief of medicine at the University of Toronto and chief physician at Toronto General Hospital, has accepted a position as dean of the medical school at the University of California at San Diego, Burrow confirmed Monday. The 54-year-old endocrinologist said he had decided to take the job offered to him by UCSD Chancellor Richard Atkinson. The Boston native said he plans to begin about March 1.
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September 26, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thomas Bourne Turner, 100, a former dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Sunday in Baltimore. The cause of death was not specified. Turner led the medical school as dean from 1957 to 1968. During his tenure, the faculty doubled in size and departments were established in biophysics, laboratory animal medicine and biomedical engineering. The school's principal auditorium is named after him. He was also an expert in infectious diseases, including polio.
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April 1, 1987 | Bill Billiter \f7
An Irvine real estate financing executive has donated $100,000 to the UC Irvine College of Medicine to create a research fellowship in the division of cardiology, the university announced Tuesday. The endowment is from Ed McGrath, founder and owner of the McGrath Co., an Irvine-based real estate financing company.
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February 26, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A panel of outside experts on Friday recommended that UC Irvine's scandal-scarred medical school unite its teaching and hospital campuses and persuade faculty to take administrative duties more seriously. The panel released a report with a series of recommendations for tightening oversight, including many that the university's College of Medicine has heard before.
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January 19, 1985 | STEVE TRIPOLI, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Stanley van den Noort, the UC Irvine College of Medicine dean who made friends and enemies by the score in more than a decade of stubbornly advocating his dream of an on-campus teaching hospital, was informed Friday by UCI Chancellor Jack W. Peltason that he will not be returned to his post when his term expires June 30.
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March 2, 2000 | SANDY YANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center officials broke ground in Laguna Hills on Wednesday for a new emergency center and announced an additional donation of $10 million for its construction. Nolan Draney, president of Saddleback Memorial Foundation, said the contribution came from William and Louise Meiklejohn of Laguna Woods. The new center will be named the Meiklejohn Critical Care Pavilion in honor of the couple. "It's an unusual gift for a not-for-profit hospital," Draney said.
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December 20, 1998 | MARK BABINECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Texas medical school planning a laboratory to handle the world's most dangerous organisms is ready to take on the universe. The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, 45 miles south of Houston, is discussing the possibility of housing any Mars specimens returned to Earth in NASA's proposed unmanned missions to the Red Planet next decade.
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March 11, 2004 | Tracy Weber and Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writers
The longtime dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Stephen J. Ryan, announced Tuesday that he was stepping down after 13 years to return to his work as an academic ophthalmologist. Stephen Tullman, chief executive of USC University Hospital, also submitted his resignation Tuesday and left the same day. Tullman could not be reached for comment. Officials with Tenet Healthcare Corp.
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