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October 14, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Armand Dorian named CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Armand Dorian, MD, MMM, has been named CEO of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, part of Keck Medicine of USC. He has served as interim CEO since March 2021 and will begin his new role immediately, announced Rod Hanners, Keck Medicine CEO.

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Unique Keck Medicine wellness program aims to increase donor availability

There is a national shortage of available viable kidneys and livers for the more than 110,000 people on the waitlist for lifesaving organ transplants in the United States. A new Keck Medicine of USC pilot program aims to improve the health of potential living donors and increase the availability of organs for transplant.

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Researchers share $40 million awards to study pediatric concussions, establish Alzheimer's consortium

Team members from the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute are part of two consortiums that have received major funding from the National Institutes of Health. Arthur Toga, PhD, will lead a team aimed at integrating Alzheimer's imaging data, while Paul Thompson, PhD, is a lead researcher on a project to study concussions in children.

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USC Norris launches global clinical trial testing potential therapy for aggressive type of breast cancer

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has launched a global, phase 2 clinical trial investigating the efficacy of a potential new breast cancer therapy for patients whose cancer has metastasized and whose tumors are HER2 positive.

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