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April 28, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Members of Health Sciences Campus honored with USC Mentoring Awards

Several faculty members from the USC Health Sciences Campus received 2022 USC Mentoring Awards on April 14 for their efforts to exemplify the best in mentoring activities and programs that create supportive academic environments for students and faculty.

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Distinguished filmmaker and laryngectomy patient recognized for cinematic advocacy

On March 25, laryngectomy patient Bill Brummel — a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker — received the Distinguished Consumer Award from the California Speech and Hearing Association. Brummel, who received the surgery at the USC Head and Neck Center, was recognized for his outreach work with laryngectomy patients and for his recent documentary, "Can You Hear My Voice?"

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Study finds AI could help liver transplant patients with alcohol use disorder

A screening tool developed with artificial intelligence by the Keck School of Medicine of USC has been proven to flag risks for relapse in liver transplant patients with alcohol use disorder. This tool could help transplant doctors by guiding prompt and precise interventions, according to an expansive study from the Keck School.

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Perspective: Meditation as a valuable treatment for chronic back pain

Steven Richeimer, MD, explains why meditation is an underutilized option in reducing chronic lower back pain. Richeimer, a pain management physician, encourages colleagues to consider recommending this practice before prescribing medications.

Featured Event

Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 3

Topic: Corey Harwell, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Location: Webinar

Registration: Those who wish to attend can register here.

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