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Dec. 17, 2020

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

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Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Keck Medicine experts talk about vaccine distribution

Now that the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived on campus, watch a video or read what two Keck Medicine of USC experts had to say about the logistics of receiving and distributing the vaccine.

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2020: Leaders reflect on a year unlike any other

Keck Medicine of USC Interim CEO Rod Hanners and Keck School of Medicine of USC Interim Dean Narsing Rao, MD, expressed their pride and gratitude after a year unlike any other. Read on to see photos and learn about the many accomplishments and changes throughout Keck Medicine and the Keck School.

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Sucrose, the 'real' sugar commonly found in sodas, can disrupt your appetite

Sugary drinks interfere with hormones that tell the body "I feel full," potentially contributing to obesity and undermining weight loss efforts, a new study shows. The findings strengthen the case against sugar-sweetened beverages, a significant driver of obesity.

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Keck Hospital of USC earns 'A' hospital safety grade for third consecutive term

Keck Hospital of USC earned an "A" grade from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national patient safety watchdog organization, in the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This rating places Keck Hospital among the safest hospitals in the United States and follows the hospital's spring 2020 and fall 2019 "A" grades.

Featured Event

USC Stem Cell Seminar

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Webinar

Speaker: Robert Spitale, PhD, University of California, Irvine

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