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SC CTSI Announces Awards to 12 Researchers at USC and CHLA

Congratulations to the 12 winners selected from among 70 proposals submitted by the research communities at USC and CHLA.

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SC CTSI-Supported Study Helps Overweight Women Get in Shape After Chemotherapy

A study led by the Women’s Health and Exercise Laboratory at USC helps overweight women get in shape after chemotherapy.

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SC CTSI Launches Voucher Program to Jumpstart Innovative Research

During the course of research, investigators often spark on promising questions beyond the focus of the current study. A new SC CTSI program provides access to SC CTSI resources to support collection of the additional data needed to transform unexpected insights into useful science.

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Sickle Cell Disease Research by Cardiology Fellow Leads to Prestigious Award

Jon Detterich, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC and pediatric cardiologist, CHLA, was awarded an NIH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development (K23) Award to study red blood cell nitric oxide production and its relationship to vascular dysfunction in SCD.

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CHLA Team Develops New Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique for Assessing Stroke Risk in Sickle Cell Disease Nearly

John Wood, MD, PhD, principal investigator, The Saban Research Institute of CHLA; professor of pediatrics and radiology, USC Viterbi School of Engineering; and associate professor of pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC, is leading a team of researchers in developing an approach they believe will be more accurate in defining stroke risk in SCD.

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Research Follows Multi-Ethnic Cohort to See How Obesity and Body Fat Distribution Affect Cancer Risk

The SC CTSI supported a clinical trial by Kristine R. Monroe, PhD, assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC who recruited more than 800 research participants to evaluate body fat distribution patterns in U.S. ethnic and racial minorities and their association with cancer risks.

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Researchers Study Hormonal Function and Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Weight Management and Glucose Control in Obese and Diabetic Patients

Researchers developed a method to non-invasively mimic the hormonal benefits of bariatric surgery and are preparing to initiate a second trial to show that the hormonal changes lead to improved weight management and glucose control over time.

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Research Team Evaluates Drug to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease and Improve Mild Cognitive Impairment

The SC CTSI provided support for research to study a drug that may ultimately restore cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

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