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April 16, 2020

Check for continuing updates on the COVID-19 situation through USC's online hub for information, the internal website for faculty and staff (sign-in required) and the Keck Medicine of USC page for patients and visitors.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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A group of health care workers stands six feet apart

Meet the dedicated crew that keeps Keck Medicine professionals safe

For weeks, Keck Medicine of USC's Employee Health Services had been planning for the first health care worker to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Their diligence is now paying off with quick testing and rigorous prevention efforts that will be critical to limiting the spread of the virus.

A food services worker dishes food onto a plate in a cafeteria setting

Efforts on the ground: Micro markets provide food, toiletries to HSC

To support faculty, staff and others working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Nutrition Services department has created micro market pop-ups on the Health Sciences Campus for staff to buy groceries, essential supplies and even dinners to go.

Gloved hands put a specimen marked biohazard in a plastic zippered bag

Keck School announces new prioritization process for COVID-19 research

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has established a process to rapidly evaluate research related to COVID-19 and open opportunities for care to clinicians and patients. The new process will prioritize human-subjects research and foster teamwork across research and clinical care.

Physical therapists use mental math to help lower back pain

Physical therapists use mental math to help lower back pain

Researchers are figuring out how to get people with back pain to move more like people without it by getting them to do some mental math problems, according to a new study from the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.

Request for photos

The marketing and communications teams at Keck Medicine and USC want to recognize campus community members for the way they've adapted and stepped up during these challenging times. Send your work selfies and team photos (no patient photos, please) that show how you and your team are working together for our patients. Stories and photos showing heroism in all its forms at Keck Medicine are especially welcome. All submissions should be sent to hscnews@usc.edu.

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