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April 14, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Keck Medicine shows solidarity with living kidney donation advocate

Long-distance bicyclist Mark Scotch is the founder of The Organ Trail, a series of cycling trips intended to raise awareness of living kidney donation. In late March, Scotch was joined by Ernie Villalon, BSN, RN, CCTC, CPTC, a living kidney donor coordinator at Keck Medicine of USC, who rode with him from Santa Monica to Keck Medical Center of USC in a demonstration of solidarity and support.

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NIH diversity-driven database publishes most comprehensive genomic data to date

The All of Us Research Program has published its first genomic dataset featuring whole genome sequences from nearly 100,000 participants, including more than 5,000 people recruited by the Keck School of Medicine of USC. This broad-scale, diverse dataset is now available to researchers to use in the effort to accelerate health research while reducing disparities.

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Telehealth oncology improves access to clinical trials

Jorge Nieva, MD, a medical oncologist with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, recently highlighted the value of telehealth assessments in determining a cancer patient's eligibility for one of the hundreds of clinical trials at the center, no matter where they live in California.

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Study results indicate HDL's role in Alzheimer's prevention and treatment

On February 25, the Keck School of Medicine shared details on an ongoing Alzheimer's study led by Hussein Yassine, MD, an endocrinologist at Keck Medicine of USC. The results of his study have now been published in the journal Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, and they show promising implications for Alzheimer's prevention and treatment.

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