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January 6, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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In Memoriam: Hugo Rosen, 58

Hugo Rosen, MD, who was chair of the Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, died Dec. 28. He was 58.

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Tarina Kang named chief medical officer for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Tarina Kang, MD, MHA, has been named chief medical officer for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, effective immediately, USC-VHH CEO Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, announced Jan. 4. In this role, Kang will oversee the coordination of patient care, technology implementation, process improvement and regulatory compliance.

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USC Chan Division researchers review link between autism and gut-microbiome

A new review finds that a growing body of research suggests that gut microbiota — the trillions of microorganisms living within the human digestive system — may serve critical roles in modulating brain functions, social behaviors and autistic symptoms.

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Uniform supplier enables surgical training with PPE donation

When a uniform supplier found itself with a surplus of personal protective equipment, they were connected with the Keck School's Surgical Skills Simulation and Education Center.

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