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February 15, 2018

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Faculty members named Distinguished Professors

Two members of the Keck School faculty have been named Distinguished Professors by USC President C. L. Max Nikias, one of the university's highest faculty distinctions. Paula Cannon, PhD, and Elyn Saks, PhD, JD, were joined by C.-C. Jay Kuo, PhD, Viet Thanh Nguyen, PhD, and Jacob Soll, PhD, DEA, in receiving the honors.

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Workplace stress can take a toll on your brain surgeon, too

When it comes to workplace stress, even doctors aren't immune to its effects. For doctors training to become neurosurgeons, burnout is common, and certain workplace stressors — like unrewarding mentor relationships, difficult coworkers and not getting enough exposure to the operating room — can lead to it, according to a new study.

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Pregnant women deficient in vitamin D may give birth to obese children

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, a new USC study finds. Researchers found that 6-year-olds born to mothers with very low vitamin D levels during their first trimester had bigger waists than peers whose mothers had enough vitamin D in early pregnancy.

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Lecture brings astrophysics to Health Sciences Campus

What is the permanence of life on earth? The question was put to the audience in a wide-ranging discussion about astrophysics and interstellar travel during the Eighth Annual Vladimir Zelman, PhD, MD, Distinguished and Endowed Lectureship.

Featured Event

MedLambda: KSOM LGBTQIA+ Student Interest Group

Date: Saturday, Feb. 17

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Event: 2018 SoCal LGBTQIA+ Health Conference

Location: Mayer Auditorium

Info and RSVP: Kyle Vogt, (810) 701-0599, kylevogt@usc.edu, http://www.socallgbthealthconference.org/

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