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February 27, 2020

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Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Researchers receive NSF funding to develop contact lens that could heal the retina

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $2 million to Mark Humayun, MD, PhD, to support a multidisciplinary initiative to develop a contact lens that would be able to heal the retina.

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Pharmacy student receives national recognition for work to resolve disparities in psychiatric care

Grace Singson, PharmD Class of 2022, has been named a finalist for the CPNP Foundation Strategic Goals Award for her efforts to resolve pharmaceutical mental health disparities for the LGBTQ+ community. She is one of only two students to qualify for this recognition in 2020.

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Secondhand smoke may be fueling rise of chronic liver disease in children and adults

A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that secondhand smoke may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adults and children by altering genes and molecular pathways that regulate how the liver processes fats.

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How small adjustments in daily activity can make a big difference

As life becomes busier, it can be difficult to find time for physical fitness. But even one small improvement in daily activities can make a big difference in the long run. Two physicians from Keck Medicine of USC weigh in with recommendations and their own personal experiences.

Featured Event

Preventive Medicine

Date: Friday, Feb. 28

Time: 1 p.m.

Event: "Exploring Connections Between Personal Networks and Tobacco Campaign Effectiveness," Josh Barker, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Location: Soto Street Building, 301

Info: Emily Ananthset, (323) 442-7222, emily.ananthset@med.usc.edu

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