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March 22, 2018

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Neonatal intensive care unit opens at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

A state-of-the-art level II NICU has opened at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, providing patients with private suites, top-of-the-line medical equipment and a full complement of neonatologists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and technicians to tend to the unit's vulnerable arrivals until they are ready to begin their lives at home.

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Donna Elliott named Keck School vice dean for medical education

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has appointed Donna Elliott, MD, EdD, as vice dean for medical education and chair of the Department of Medical Education, effective June 1. "Dr. Elliott has had a tremendous impact on the Keck School and our students since she first joined the faculty as an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in 1989," said Laura Mosqueda, MD, interim dean of the Keck School.

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Health professionals, students provide care to marathon runners

More than 250 volunteer physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and medical students from across USC were on hand to offer medical services at the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, held March 18.

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Rankings, accreditation show strength of medical school

Newly released rankings place the Keck School of Medicine of USC among the top graduate schools in the nation. The Keck School ranks No. 32 in research by U.S. News & World Report in their 2019 Best Graduate Schools rankings. The ranking comes on the heels of the recent eight-year accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, as well as steady increases in NIH research funding.

Featured Event

Visions and Voices Lecture

Date: Thursday, March 29

Time: 4 p.m.

Event: "I Can Make A Difference," Marian Wright Edelman, founder, Children's Defense Fund

Location: Mayer Auditorium

Info: http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/events/listing.php?event_id=966345

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