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Nov. 19, 2020

Please note: HSC News Weekly will not publish next week

for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return to your inbox Dec. 3.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 update: Even as news of treatment expands, be careful over the holidays

With Thanksgiving coming next week, many want to make plans to celebrate the holidays. But how do we stay safe? Keck Medicine of USC experts offer tips on hosting safe gatherings and taking precautions if travel is necessary, while experts from across USC talk about how to cope with a complicated winter. Meanwhile, clinician-scientists continue to study a potential COVID-19 treatment in a new trial.

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Young graduate student finds relief from eye conditions at USC Roski Eye Institute

After Namita Sarraf began suffering from a series of issues with her eyes, the bioengineering graduate student turned to the experts at the USC Roski Eye Institute to save her eyesight.

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USC physical therapy program launches comprehensive anti-racism plan

Amid the rising national unrest this summer, the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy held a virtual town hall to hear the community's feelings on systemic racism. As a result, the Division has launched a Comprehensive Anti-Racism Plan to address these issues.

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To help reach zero waste, USC invests in recycling

The USC Office of Sustainability has launched a pilot program to help the university move toward its zero-waste goal by 2028. These new multi-stream waste bins are placed throughout USC locations, including the Health Sciences Campus, and include a compost bin and a sink for liquids.

Featured Event

Primary Care for Vulnerable Populations

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 2

Time: Noon

Location: Webinar

Sponsor: Primary Care Initiative at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Panelists: Carolyn Kaloostian, MD, MPH; Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr, MD; Susan Partovi, MD; Brenda Ingram, EdD, LCSW

Info and RSVP: Registration requested at bit.ly/PCILunchTalk. For questions, email Bryan.Ayala-Rivera@med.usc.edu.

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