The USC Institute for Global Health provides research and programmatic support for the International Family Study, an international collaboration with Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and also facilitates the Operation Smile Research Fellowship as part of the project. This annual two-semester research placement offers two scholars the opportunity to assist in researching the genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of oral clefts in children.
- Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows (3/8/2017)
- Patient Barriers to Accessing Surgical Cleft Care in Vietnam: A Multi-site, Cross-Sectional Outcomes Study (1/24/2017)
- Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow (11/10/2016)
- Barriers to Reconstructive Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Cross-Sectional Study of 453 Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Patients in Vietnam (11/7/2016)
- The Tsao Fellowship in Global Health: A Model for International Fellowships in a Surgery Residency (4/25/2016)
- The Global Surgery Partnership: An Innovative Partnership for Education, Research, and Service (8/20/2015)
- Genetic risk factors for orofacial clefts in Central Africans and Southeast Asians (8/6/2014)