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March 17, 2022

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Mark L. Barr elected to UNOS board of directors

Mark L. Barr, MD, co-director of Keck Medicine of USC's Transplant Institute, has been elected to the board of directors for the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) for a two-year term starting in July 2022. UNOS is the independent, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system.

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Binge eating disorder is wired in the brain from an early age, according to Keck School researchers

Brain scans of children ages 9-10 with binge eating disorder showed differences in gray matter density compared to their unaffected peers, according to a study led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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Metastatic prostate cancer on the rise since decrease in cancer screenings

A new study from Keck Medicine has found that the incidence rate of metastatic prostate cancer has significantly increased for men 45 and older and coincides with recommendations against routine prostate cancer screenings.

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USC School of Pharmacy honors distinctive alumni at awards gala

The latest recipients of the USC School of Pharmacy's Alumni Awards were honored for their contributions to the profession at a special outdoor gala. During opening remarks, David Neu, MBA, chairman of the school's board of councilors, announced plans for a new USC Pharmacy location in South Los Angeles to further expand access to those in underserved communities.

Featured Event

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Time: Noon

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Topic: Acting on Equity: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future of Global Health

Speaker: Jonathan Cohen, JD, MPhil, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health

Location: Webinar

Info and Registration: For more information and to acquire free tickets, click here.

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