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March 10, 2022

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Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Hospital wall clings read, Going Beyond Our Boundaries, Keck Medicine and Together We Are Limitless

Keck Medicine of USC introduces a new, Limitless approach to health care

Keck Medicine of USC leadership and staff have introduced a new way to engage patients, faculty and staff: Limitless. The goal of this awareness and engagement initiative is to showcase how the organization goes further every day for its patients, empowering everyone connected to it to fulfill their greatest potential.

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USC announces new University Professors and Distinguished Professors, including Caryn Lerman of USC Norris

Charles F. Zukosky, USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has announced the newest faculty members to receive the highest academic honor that the university bestows — to be named a University Professor or a Distinguished Professor. Among the new Distinguished Professors is Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A sign over a building's entrance reads, USC School of Pharmacy

Biotechnology and business leader George Scangos to deliver commencement address to USC School of Pharmacy graduates

Biotechnology icon and business leader George Scangos, PhD, will be the distinguished keynote speaker for the 115th USC School of Pharmacy Commencement on Friday, May 13. Named one of the 25 most influential people in biotechnology in honor of his long career, Scangos is now president and CEO of Vir Biotechnology, Inc.

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Under the shadow of the cancerous betel nut, a connection has grown from across the Pacific

A local tradition on the island of Saipan is chewing betel nut, a mild stimulant akin to coffee or cigarettes. It is highly carcinogenic, and incidences of oral cancer in the area are high. Many of the more difficult cases in Saipan have found their way to Daniel Kwon, MD, a head and neck cancer surgeon in Keck Medicine's USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Featured Event

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Friday, March 11

Topic: USC Cancer Epidemiology Seminar: Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora

Guest Speaker: Sophia George, PhD, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: To join the Zoom meeting, click here.

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