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February 3, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Two USC scientists called to serve on Biden's renewed Cancer Moonshot initiative

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden called together a team of experts — including USC cancer scientists John Carpten and Peter Kuhn — to reignite a national research effort, Cancer Moonshot, with the aim of reducing the national death rate from the disease by 50% over the next 25 years.

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Winter Olympics wipeouts: Top orthopaedic doctors discuss injuries ahead of 2022 games

With the Winter Olympics beginning this week, Americans will soon be thrilled with the prowess of the best skiers, snowboarders and ice skaters in the world. However, orthopaedic physicians and surgeons view the games through a different lens.

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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing from a chief pharmacy officer

Now that the government is offering four free at-home tests to every household and health insurance companies are reimbursing for additional tests, Keck Medicine's Chief Pharmacy Officer Krist Azizian, PharmD, MHA, addresses the latest questions about COVID-19 testing.

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Center offers a new vision for treating neurodegenerative diseases

USC's recently launched Center for Neuronal Longevity brings together a multidisciplinary team to address unmet needs in vision loss and other neurological diseases.

Featured Event

Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center Seminar

Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Friday, February 4

Topic: Advancing Public Health Action For PFAS at Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Speaker: Pat Breysse, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Location: Webinar

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