Fourth-year Keck School of Medicine student Ivonne Verduzco seeks answers for women suffering with a painful breast disease. (Photo/USC Video)


USC medical student investigates mysterious breast disease and aims to educate women about it

Ivonne Verduzco seeks answers about a painful condition prevalent in Latinas.

November 02, 2022 USC Advancement Communications staff

Ivonne Verduzco is determined to find answers about idiopathic granulomatous mastitis, partly because it affects her community.

Scientists know little about the painful and disfiguring disease that primarily affects Latinas, and few people have heard of it. The Keck School of Medicine of USC medical student wants to change that, to bring comfort and healing to women.

Watch below to learn more about Verduzco and the passion and compassion she brings to medicine.

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Ivonne Verduzco

Verduzco was able to attend USC thanks to scholarship support. Visit USC’s scholarships site to see more stories about students like her — and learn how to help.