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Feb. 10, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Veteran television journalist Ann Curry to deliver Keck School of Medicine MD commencement address

Emmy Award-winning journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry will deliver the MD commencement address at the Keck School of Medicine of USC's 2022 graduation ceremony on May 14. Meanwhile, the university announced track legend Allyson Felix as the keynote speaker for the May 13 ceremony.

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Keck Medicine adds radiation oncology to cancer care services in Buena Park

Patients coping with cancer often must juggle multiple treatments and appointments, making the chance to receive cancer care close to home all the more welcome. For residents of northwestern Orange County, this is now possible at the new offices of Keck Medicine of USC – Buena Park.

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Among young Latinos, noncitizens are at greater risk of death than naturalized, U.S.-born citizens

Latino immigrants, especially noncitizens, face a much greater risk of dying than their U.S.-born peers, USC researchers have found. The study found noncitizens were at a greater risk of death because of health issues such as cardiometabolic diseases than peers who were naturalized and U.S.-born citizens.

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USC discovery shows long-term viability of stem-cell-derived retinal implant

Newly published data has shown a stem-cell-derived implant designed to improve vision for patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration can safely be inserted into the eye and without the need for long-term immunosuppressants.

Featured Event

Visions and Voices

Time: Noon

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 16

Topic: Inequalities Unmasked: What Pandemics Reveal about American Society from the Spanish Flu to COVID-19

Speaker: Keith Wailoo, PhD, president of the American Association for the History of Medicine and Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: To RSVP, click here.

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