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February 25, 2021

Please note: Physician voting is now open for

U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution, equity continue to guide rollout plans at Keck Medicine

As Los Angeles County prepares to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Felipe Osorno offers his perspective on streamlining these efforts. Meanwhile, Keck Medicine of USC nurses and USC School of Pharmacy students vaccinated more than 400 people from the east side of Los Angeles on Feb. 20 to help counter disparities in COVID-19 inoculation.

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Voting matters: How physicians can impact U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list in 2021

Voting is open now for the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list. Eligible physicians can play a large part in how Keck Medicine is ranked for the following year's Best Hospitals list. Click here to learn how.

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Felicia Ann Schenkel Memorial Lectureship honors a dedicated caregiver

The Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has established a lectureship to honor the memory of Felicia Ann Schenkel, a beloved member of the USC community who worked at Keck Medicine of USC for 28 years and who died on Jan. 22.

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Eating disorders expert answers your questions

During Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 22-27), an expert on eating disorders from the Keck School of Medicine of USC offers insight into the signs, symptoms and challenges of eating disorders.

Featured Event

Richard N. Merkin, MD Distinguished Speaker Series: Improving and Accelerating Vaccine Distribution

Date: Thursday, March 4

Time: 10 a.m.

Sponsor: USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Pharmacy

Panelists: Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD; Neeraj Sood, PhD; Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc; and Moderator Dana Goldman, PhD

Info and RSVP: healthpolicy.usc.edu/events/improving-and-accelerating-vaccine-distribution

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