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January 13, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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USC Transplant Institute programs reach a new high in 2021

The USC Transplant Institute hit a milestone in the latest calendar year, as its physicians performed 436 transplants in 2021, a new single-year record.

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COVID-19 Roundup: Testing schoolchildren; variant offers painful start to new year

A new study offers guidance for school administrators and local governments on the importance of testing students. USC experts weigh in on the ways the omicron variant has brought a new wave of fatigue and emotional exhaustion to many. And a new study looks at disparities in vaccine distribution in California among vulnerable communities.

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Reducing air pollution could lower dementia risk

While it's known that exposure to air pollution later in life is connected to a higher risk of developing dementia, a new study shows that improving air quality appears to slow cognitive decline and reduce that risk in older women living in the U.S.

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USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomes first new baby of 2022

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed a New Year's baby and the first child born in 2022. Baby Atreus Romo was born to mother Alyssa Marie Cruz at 10:25 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Featured Event

USC Cancer Epidemiology Seminar

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Friday, January 14

Topic: Experiences in HPV-related cancer research in Puerto Rico: from epidemiology to clinical trials

Sponsor: Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Location: Webinar

Info: For more information, click here. To join the lecture, click here.

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