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Oct. 15, 2020

Reminder: Keck Medicine of USC employees must get their flu shot by Nov. 1.

Free vaccinations are available for Keck Medicine employees

at Employee Health Services. Make sure to fill out your

Seasonal Flu Immunization Survey beforehand.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Experts offer tips on preventing flu transmission

As the pandemic continues, it is crucial for people to do all they can to prevent not only the spread of COVID-19, but of the flu and the common cold as well. Carolyn Kaloostian, a family medicine physician at Keck Medicine of USC, offers strategies that anyone can adopt to keep themselves and the people around them as safe as possible.

A bespectacled woman smiles warmly.

Patient navigator provides otolaryngology patients with a shoulder to lean on

As the patient navigator for otology and program administrator for the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center, the care Jennifer Kelley provides is not quite medical, but rather deeply personal. She understands what these patients are going through and what they might need because just a few years ago, she was the one in the patient seat, hearing a diagnosis of acoustic neuroma.

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To prevent cancer, researchers look beyond traditional risk factors

Under the leadership of Caryn Lerman, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is embarking on an ambitious plan to harness data science and integrate "big data" related to multiple risk factors for cancer. The goal is to develop better models to predict cancer occurrence and to reduce risk with appropriate interventions in susceptible populations.

A futuristic illustration depicts a woman's face.

Research team shares 10 years' progress in data collection for craniofacial science

It has been a little more than a decade since the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research launched FaceBase, a central repository for craniofacial datasets and tools meant to advance craniofacial science by fostering cooperation and collaboration around the globe. Now in its third phase, the project has already provided an unprecedented resource for the scientific community.

Featured Event

USC Student Health, Keck Medicine

Date: Friday, Oct. 16

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Event: "Domestic Violence Awareness Month Panel Series: Overpoliced, Yet Under-Protected"

Location: Webinar

Information and registration: https://dvam20.eventbrite.com

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