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Dec. 4, 2020

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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USC Choi Family Awards go virtual, but continue to celebrate patient-centered care

On Nov. 19, Keck Medicine of USC held a special virtual ceremony marking the fifth annual USC Choi Family Awards for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care. The awards recognize nurses, fellows, physicians, non-clinical staff and departments for demonstrating patient-centered care, compassion and excellence.

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Does air pollution increase women's risk of dementia?

Older women who live in locations with high levels of air pollution may have more Alzheimer's-like brain shrinkage than women who live in places with cleaner air, according to a new USC study.

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Preventive Medicine Chair Howard Hu brings passion about public health

Keck School of Medicine of USC Preventive Medicine Chair Howard Hu was destined to make his mark at the intersection of health and humanity. He learned to love literature and the arts from his mother, and was taught an appreciation for science by his father.

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Diabetes experts shine light on COVID-19 risks, prevention tips

More than 35 million people in the United States have diabetes, which has been linked to worse outcomes from COVID-19. Keck Medicine experts discuss how the pandemic has affected people with diabetes and what they can do to protect their health.

Featured Event

USC Zilkha Virtual Seminar Series

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 9

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Webinar

Speaker: Dayu Lin, PhD, NYU Langone Health

Topic: Neural Mechanisms of Aggression

Info and RSVP: https://usc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tW25pvvfTb-onWCjCryjEQ

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