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April 15, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 Weekly Roundup: Number of vaccines administered continues to rise; commencement update

Since the first COVID-19 vaccine received emergency approval in mid-December, quick efforts by USC have contributed to more than 800,000 people in Los Angeles getting inoculated. That includes doses allocated for the Street Medicine team to administer to their homeless patient population. And for graduating students, a new commencement update allows up to two guests from out of state if they are fully vaccinated, though registration ends today, April 15.

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Keck Medicine launches USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute

Keck Medicine of USC has launched the USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute, which brings together cardiovascular services to promote patient-focused care and highest quality outcomes under the leadership of noted cardiac surgeon Vaughn Starnes.

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Physical therapy student finds connection with high school student through Med-COR program

Natalie Barajas, a second-year physical therapy student, knows what it's like for high school senior and Med-COR participant Stephanie Contreras. The two, matched up through the tutoring and mentorship program funded by one of USC's Good Neighbors grants, have much in common.

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CHLA receives $6.1 million to study treatment of anxiety in children, adolescents

Researchers have received $6.1 million to study anxiety treatments for children and adolescents. The study will recruit more than 400 youth from underserved communities across the greater Los Angeles area.

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