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Ostrow’s Got Talent: Ivan Lee DDS ’21, Pop Violinist

BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 Scroll through his Instagram feed (@ivanleemusic), and you’ll find Ivan Lee, violin and bow in hand, putting his spin on some of pop music’s greatest hits from the past few years. There’s Calvin Harris’ “This is What You Came For,” Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” and The […]

5 Things: Eddie Sheh

This spring, Ostrow graduate and Professor of Clinical Dentistry Eddie Sheh was recognized with a 2018 USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching. For this issue, we asked Sheh’s colleagues, students and one of his dental school professors to tell us five things about the award-winning instructor: 1 As a USC dental student, Sheh immediately […]

Secret Lives: Parish Sedghizadeh DDS ’01, Wing Chun Martial Artist

While some might know this Ostrow faculty member is accomplished in parkour, few know that he’s also trained in one of the toughest forms of martial arts. BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR MCM ’16 You don’t want to mess with Parish Sedghizadeh DDS ’01. Thanks to his training in Wing Chun kung fu, he can land 10 […]

Ounce of Prevention

An innovative collaboration between USC’s physical therapy and dentistry programs leads to work with less pain. BY KATHARINE GAMMON Minalie Jain DDS ’21 had experienced pain before, but when she started to work in the dental school’s simulation (“sim”) lab, the shooting pain in her arm caught her attention. The sim lab involves a lot […]

Golden Years

By 2030, older adults will outnumber children, making it more important than ever for Ostrow students to better understand the complex dental needs of this growing population. BY JAMIE WETHERBE The night before an important date with his wife, Norman Beals had a dental emergency. “While I was eating, my two front teeth broke,” Beals recalls. […]

USC dental school welcomes renowned microbiologist Pinghui Feng to faculty

Feng leaves the Keck School of Medicine of USC to broaden research focus. BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 Renowned microbiologist Pinghui Feng first became interested in researching disease after helplessly watching those he loved struggle with their own health issues.  His mother was born with a right ankle disability that left her unable to walk […]

Faculty Appreciation Awards 2018

Every year, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC acknowledges the men and women who inspire our students to become some of the world’s best dental professionals: our faculty members. The 2018 Faculty Appreciation Awards & Dinner was held on May 16 at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. This year’s awards […]