Brain Drain Story

The LA Times today has a behind-the-scenes story of the recruitment by USC of the neurology lab entourage:

…Some colleagues in Westwood were aware that Toga and Thompson “were having conversations” with USC but didn’t know the specifics, said John Mazziotta, chairman of UCLA’s neurology department and executive vice dean of the medical school. The Bruins would have tried to respond if given a chance, he said: “We always try to keep our top faculty.” …

Full story at,0,6963020,full.story

All in all, seems like someone was not fully alert: