Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the annual Operation Smile Research Fellowship offers scholars the opportunity to assist in researching the genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of oral clefts in children. Please join us in welcoming our third cohort of Operation … Continue reading Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

02/14/17 – Progress & Innovation in Global Surgery

In this lecture William Magee III, director of international programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, will discuss the progress and innovation making surgery safe and accessible around the world. An academic surgeon at USC, Magee treats complex surgical cases, mentors trainees, conducts interdisciplinary research and translates projects in regions around the world. The son of Operation … Continue reading 02/14/17 – Progress & Innovation in Global Surgery

Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow

Meghan McCullough

In her sophomore year as a pre-medical student at Harvard University, Meghan McCullough made a life-changing career decision: to train for a chance to make it to the Olympics or fulfill her ambition to become a doctor. Her choice to retire from competitive ice dancing at age 21, while difficult, led her to where she … Continue reading Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow

The Global Surgery Partnership: An Innovative Partnership for Education, Research, and Service

A new article in Academic Medicine explores a partnership between USC, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Operation Smile to build oral cleft surgical capacity in resource-poor settings through education, research and service. Read the article »

Genetic risk factors for orofacial clefts in Central Africans and Southeast Asians

In partnership with the USC Institute for Global Health and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Operation Smile, Inc., is investigating genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of clefts for its International Family Study. The project is currently collecting data and samples in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Vietnam, Honduras and Philippines. Read the article … Continue reading Genetic risk factors for orofacial clefts in Central Africans and Southeast Asians