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December 16, 2021

Please note: This is the last HSC News Weekly issue of the year.

Thank you for reading. We will return to your inbox January 6.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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2021: Leadership looks at year with pride, gratitude

Keck Medicine of USC CEO Rod Hanners looks back at the last year with a sense of pride and gratitude. Watch a video that highlights some of the most exciting developments and achievements of 2021.

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Keck School MD Program relaunches community service program

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has relaunched its community service program for first- and second-year medical students. Keck in the Community is meant for medical students to get to know each other, to meet leadership and to give back to the surrounding community.

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Food insecurity puts those with chronic liver disease at a higher risk of death

The limited availability of affordable, nutritious food is a growing health concern. Now, a Keck Medicine new study finds that this food insecurity could be deadly for patients with certain types of liver disease.

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New institute looks to advance science, prevention, treatment of addiction

The newly established USC Institute for Addiction Science aims to transform the field of addiction science to improve lives and free communities from the ravages of substance use and overdoses. It is the nation's first university-wide, comprehensive, transdisciplinary addiction institute, bringing together 77 faculty from nine colleges and schools.

Featured Event

Community Blood Drive

Time: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, December 30

Sponsor: Keck Medical Center of USC

Location: Third Floor Conference Room, Healthcare Center 4 (HC4), 1450 San Pablo St.

Info and RSVP: To schedule an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code KeckMed

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