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June 1, 1992 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a dream that the years could not fade. Jean Forman had wanted to be a doctor for as long as she could remember, even though she grew up during a time when, as she put it, women were told to "leave the doctoring to men." On Sunday, the 51-year-old Long Beach woman completed a decade-long journey to become a physician. As her husband, children and grandchildren watched, Forman received her diploma from the USC School of Medicine.
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December 9, 2001 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the last 116 years, 19 noteworthy deans have swaggered through the doors of the USC School of Medicine. But few can match "America's family doctor," Roger Olaf Egeberg, an outspoken public health advocate whose previous careers included mule skinner, tourist guide and aide-de-camp to Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Egeberg acquired a reputation as a liberal for championing the rights of seniors and the poor.
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June 12, 1991 | IRENE WIELAWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert E. Tranquada, dean of the USC Medical School, has resigned amid continuing turmoil over the opening of a new, private university hospital last month and the financial pressures it has brought on academic departments and faculty members.
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April 10, 2000 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
After the 60 or so USC medical and premed students saw "Wit," the acclaimed play about a woman's struggle with cancer, they said it taught many lessons that would make them better doctors. For instance: Don't ask very sick people how they're feeling and ignore the answer. That familiar clinical greeting serves as a running joke in the often funny drama about disease and death.
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May 13, 1991 | IRENE WIELAWSKI and CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the barrios of East Los Angeles, just around the corner from the dilapidated County-USC Medical Center, a glossy new $157-million private hospital will be dedicated this week amid great fanfare. They make an odd couple. County-USC is huge, understaffed and jammed with the poorest people in the county. Built in 1933 with taxpayers' money, it is deteriorating because of the lack of it.
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November 2, 1990
A chemical explosion that badly burned two USC researchers involved two highly flammable substances--hydrogen and ethyl alcohol, according to a spokesman for the school, but investigators still did not know what sparked the blast Wednesday afternoon. Also not determined was what experiment was being conducted when the blast occured in a fourth-floor laboratory at the John Stauffer Pharmaceutical Sciences Center in Lincoln Heights, where the two men were working alone.
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June 21, 1991
Dr. Stephen J. Ryan, chairman of ophthalmology at the USC School of Medicine and director of the Doheny Eye Institute, will serve as interim dean of the medical school, the university announced Wednesday. Ryan succeeds Dr. Robert Tranquada, who resigned effective June 30. "Dr. Ryan is a superb clinician, researcher and teacher who has demonstrated superior ability as an academic administrator during his 17 years on the USC faculty," USC President Steven B.
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October 5, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The first U.S. trials of a promising new therapeutic breast cancer vaccine developed in Canada will begin next week at USC's Kenneth J. Norris Jr. Comprehensive Cancer Center, researchers said Monday. In preliminary safety trials conducted in Canada, the vaccine extended the life span of victims of metastatic breast cancer by about twice as much as conventional chemotherapy, said Dr. Malcolm S. Mitchell of USC, who will head the trials.
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April 13, 1995 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Feeling a financial squeeze from health care's shift to managed care and the hiring of star faculty members, the USC School of Medicine faces an $11-million budget deficit and is considering faculty layoffs, officials confirmed Wednesday. Dean Stephen J. Ryan broke the news to the school's more than 1,000 faculty members in two letters mailed out in recent weeks.
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May 17, 1991 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid debate over its mission, the long-awaited USC University Hospital was dedicated Thursday at a ceremony that hailed the birth of the $157-million facility as the promising progeny of an unusual marriage between private enterprise and academia. The new teaching hospital, built and operated by National Medical Enterprises Inc.
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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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July 9, 1997 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An innovative program to train family practice doctors has forged a relationship between one of the most prominent medical schools on the West Coast and a San Fernando Valley hospital. The USC University Hospital/North Hollywood Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program will bring eight residents to the Valley hospital in its first year, as well as to the tiny Avalon Community Hospital on Catalina Island. "Traditionally, residency programs are based in only one hospital," said Dr.
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June 17, 1995 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Getting hit with more bleak budget news, nearly 400 faculty and staff members of the USC Medical School were told Friday that many would have to accept pay cuts, and some outright dismissal, as part of an $11.2-million spending rollback to erase the red ink that is threatening the school. Medical School Dean Stephen J.
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April 13, 1995 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Feeling a financial squeeze from health care's shift to managed care and the hiring of star faculty members, the USC School of Medicine faces an $11-million budget deficit and is considering faculty layoffs, officials confirmed Wednesday. Dean Stephen J. Ryan broke the news to the school's more than 1,000 faculty members in two letters mailed out in recent weeks.
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April 13, 1995 | TIM MAY
In the belly of "the Whale," a supine Pedro Jimenez braced himself for an 8-year-old's nightmare. Background noise consisted of softly whirring drills and the tinkle of metal instruments. "The Whale" is what students from USC's Mobile Dental Clinic call the large trailer where Pedro and two other children from the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Pacoima were about to receive severely needed dental care Wednesday, at no cost to their parents.
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October 5, 1993 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The first U.S. trials of a promising new therapeutic breast cancer vaccine developed in Canada will begin next week at USC's Kenneth J. Norris Jr. Comprehensive Cancer Center, researchers said Monday. In preliminary safety trials conducted in Canada, the vaccine extended the life span of victims of metastatic breast cancer by about twice as much as conventional chemotherapy, said Dr. Malcolm S. Mitchell of USC, who will head the trials.
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April 13, 1995 | TIM MAY
In the belly of "the Whale," a supine Pedro Jimenez braced himself for an 8-year-old's nightmare. Background noise consisted of softly whirring drills and the tinkle of metal instruments. "The Whale" is what students from USC's Mobile Dental Clinic call the large trailer where Pedro and two other children from the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Pacoima were about to receive severely needed dental care Wednesday, at no cost to their parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2000 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
After the 60 or so USC medical and premed students saw "Wit," the acclaimed play about a woman's struggle with cancer, they said it taught many lessons that would make them better doctors. For instance: Don't ask very sick people how they're feeling and ignore the answer. That familiar clinical greeting serves as a running joke in the often funny drama about disease and death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1992 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a dream that the years could not fade. Jean Forman had wanted to be a doctor for as long as she could remember, even though she grew up during a time when, as she put it, women were told to "leave the doctoring to men." On Sunday, the 51-year-old Long Beach woman completed a decade-long journey to become a physician. As her husband, children and grandchildren watched, Forman received her diploma from the USC School of Medicine.
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March 12, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Wednesday, the raging queens came to USC Medical School. Also the disco bunnies, punks, junkies and other assorted characters. They were a troupe of 30 actors--including Dennis Christopher, Holly Woodlawn and several others recognizable from their television and movie roles--who performed the play "Elegies . . . for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens" for the students.
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