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December 2, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Keck Medicine, Methodist Hospital of Southern California take next steps toward affiliation

Keck Medicine of USC and Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia have submitted formal written notice of their proposed affiliation to the Office of the Attorney General of California for regulatory review and approval. Following regulatory approval, Methodist Hospital will officially join the Keck Medicine clinical enterprise as USC Arcadia Hospital.

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Neurosurgeon, patient take 'iron anniversary' to new distances

Kathy Nguyen broke into tears of joy as she crossed the finish line of the grueling Arizona Ironman. Her former doctor, Keck Medicine neurosurgeon Jonathan Russin, MD, followed 18 minutes later. "It was like a dream," Nguyen said. "I am just so proud of both of us and what we did."

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Vaping — not prior smoking — is associated with changes in gene regulation linked to disease

Since they hit the market, e-cigarettes have been touted as a safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes for adult smokers. But new research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has showed that vapers experience biological changes that can cause disease.

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Tournament of Roses 2022 Royal Court makes annual visit to USC Norris Cancer Hospital

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2022 Royal Court made its annual visit to USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center recently, with the six princesses and Rose Queen touring USC Norris Cancer Hospital and learning about the groundbreaking research conducted there.

Featured Event

USC Stem Cell Tuesday Seminar Series

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, December 7

Guest Speaker: Randolph Ashton, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: For information and to register for this and future meetings, click here.

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