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March 18, 2021

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

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Even after a year, we're still learning about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Some groups have had a harder time during the pandemic. Mothers and children are struggling with careers, distance education and mental health. Researchers looking at emergency department use during the first COVID-19 surge noticed disparities in who sought care. There continue to be signs of hope, however — including USC's opening of a new vaccination site near the University Park Campus.

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USC School of Pharmacy receives $5 million gift to improve safety in prescription medications

The USC School of Pharmacy has received a $5 million gift to create a new center that will seek to reduce hospitalizations and emergency room visits by making the medicine we consume safer and more efficient.

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Meet the Staff: Clinic manager Boram Cha

By the time patients see Boram Cha running around Keck Medicine of USC's locations in Koreatown and Buena Park, she's already run four miles. Get to know the clinic manager for two of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center's medical and radiation oncology sites.

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Construction begins on facility for cell therapy program

Construction has started on a new facility where a multidisciplinary team of scientists from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC will be studying, developing, manufacturing and testing cell-based treatments for a wide range of diseases and disorders as part of the USC/CHLA Cell Therapy Program.

Featured Event

How to Administer Adult Cognitive Screening Tests: Primary Care Approach

Date: Wednesday, March 24

Time: Noon

Location: Zoom webinar

Speaker: Lauren MacMillan, PhD

Info and RSVP: bit.ly/300eLsa; contact Bryan.Ayala-Rivera@med.usc.edu with questions

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