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Feb. 17, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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USC Norris expands offerings of CAR T-cell therapy for cancer patients

A new class of treatment is now available for patients with lymphoma and leukemia at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. It's known as CAR T-cell therapy, and it's unlike any other treatment currently available to cancer patients.

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Department of Population and Public Health Sciences ranks No. 2 in NIH funding

For the seventh year in a row, the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has ranked No. 2 in terms of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The department is not alone in its achievements, either. Eight departments in total have ranked in the top 10, an increase from six departments last year.

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USC researchers plan a bold step to help solve the issue of problem drinking

In response to the surge in national alcohol consumption that began at the start of the pandemic, the USC Institute for Addiction Science plans to create a bar-lab on the Health Sciences Campus. Open only to enrolled study participants, the location will provide a controlled environment where researchers will study alcohol abuse and dependency, how to reverse it and how to mitigate its long-term health effects.

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A new "smart boot" in development for diabetes-related wounds

Every second, someone with diabetes develops a dangerous foot wound, which without proper treatment can lead to infection, hospitalization and even amputation. Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC have responded to this problem by developing a new, interactive smart boot to significantly improve the healing process.

Featured Event

USC School of Pharmacy

Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 24

Topic: Lifting Our Voices: The Black Pharmacy Experience

Speaker: The event will be led by guests from the faculty, student body and alumni of the USC School of Pharmacy.

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: To register, click here.

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