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April 1, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 Weekly Roundup: Sharing expertise with the White House; study seeks participants

Keck School of Medicine of USC leaders have been making their mark during the pandemic and vaccine rollout. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati shared local strategies to promote the COVID-19 vaccines among vulnerable communities to a White House task force. Meanwhile, Preventive Medicine Chair Howard Hu is calling for study participants who have not yet been vaccinated.

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Health system honors physicians for 2021 Doctors' Day

On March 30, Keck Medicine of USC celebrated National Doctors' Day, a time when the health system acknowledges the vital contributions physicians make throughout the enterprise.

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New senior VP of health affairs visits Health Sciences Campus

Steven D. Shapiro, MD, who has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president for health affairs at USC, visited the Health Sciences Campus recently, accompanied by Keck Medicine interim CEO Rod Hanners.

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Keck School climbs in U.S. News ranking of best medical schools for research

The Keck School rose to No. 29 in U.S. News and World Report's 2022 edition of Best Medical Schools: Research. The rankings, released March 30, continue a surge for the Keck School's research operations: In February, six KSOM departments ranked among the top 10 nationally in National Institutes of Health grant funding.

Featured Event

Keck Medical Center of USC Blood Drive

Date: Wednesdays through Fridays, ongoing

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursdays

Location: Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center (HC2) First Floor

Info and RSVP: Appointments recommended, walk-ins welcome. LStream.org/keck or call (800) 879-4484

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