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USC Neurosurgeon Pioneers New Method to Deliver Brain-Protective Medicines During Stroke Procedures

In a study funded by the American Heart Association, researcher William Mack, MD, showed that catheters used to remove blood clots can also be used to send neuroprotective agents directly to affected brain areas.

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SC CTSI-Supported Research Finds Kids with Tracheostomies Have High Rate of Hospital Readmission

The team led by Christopher Russell, MD, hopes to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory infections in pediatric patients with tracheostomy.

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SC CTSI Scholar Alum Receives Major Funds to Support USC Neurosurgery Research Education Program

The grant, awarded to principal investigator William Mack, MD, associate professor of neurological surgery (clinical scholar) at the Keck School, aims to train clinician-scientists in the field of neurosurgery and will provide funding for up to three residents annually through 2022.

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Keck Plastic Surgeon Dr. Alex K. Wong Awarded NIH Research Grant to Study Treatment for Lymphedema

It's relatively rare for a practicing surgeon to receive major NIH research funding, a career advance for which Wong partly credits training and support he received through the SC CTSI.

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An Emphasis on Team Science Draws a Brain Tumor Researcher to Become an SC CTSI Scholar

Neuro-oncologist Nathan Robison knew that a lot of valuable research was not benefitting pediatric populations. The SC CTSI Workforce Development training is helping him reach across disciplines and departments to improve clinical studies and apply discoveries more quickly and efficiently.

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Can Robots Make Hospital Treatments Less Traumatic for Sick Children?

Kids with complex medical issues often undergo many painful and traumatic treatments. With help from the SC CTSI, USC pediatrician Margaret Trost is developing a new generation of interactive robot companions to ease the pain.

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SC CTSI Research Scholar is Developing New Ways to Lessen Trauma for Kids Undergoing Chemotherapy

A USC occupational scientist is extending her previous research with children with autism spectrum disorder to identify mechanisms to manage stress and pain during medical procedures.

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Accelerating a Scientist's Quest to Develop New – and Earlier – Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

USC researcher Barbara Sargent thinks kids with cerebral palsy can make bigger strides against the movement disorder with the right therapy, so she's working to identify and treat the condition much earlier than previously thought possible.

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