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May 13, 2021

Congratulations graduates!

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 Roundup: Answering parents' questions; connecting with seniors in a pandemic

Now that the CDC has authorized the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents ages 12 and up, a Keck School expert answers parents' questions about vaccinating their kids. Find out how to sign up your child to be vaccinated through Keck Medicine. Meanwhile, USC students made connections with older adults who had tech barriers. And a new center was founded to study the changing family, just as the pandemic changed how families work and interact with others.

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Keck Medicine honors nurses, employees and mothers during annual events

Keck Medicine of USC recently joined organizations across the country in celebrating National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, as well as Mother's Day. In addition to announcing the 2021 Nurses Week Awards, administrators delivered roses to patients who visited certain locations for treatment.

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USC Commencement ceremonies begin today

USC is holding a series of virtual and in-person celebrations for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 beginning today. Find information about in-person ceremonies before you go. And be sure to read about the accomplished graduates from across the Health Sciences Campus.

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Targeted therapies linked to improved outcomes for advanced-stage breast cancer patients

A new study analyzes the link between targeted therapies and outcomes among Medicare patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer, finding targeted therapies used in advanced-stage cancers improved survival rates, whereas patients with early-stage cancers had little improvement in survival rates from targeted drugs.

Featured Event

Beginning of the Next 10 Years: The Zelman Lecture Series

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 13

Event: Perseverance: A Look Inside the JPL/NASA Mars Exploration Program 2021

Speaker: Jennifer Harris Trosper, Deputy Project Manager, Mars 2020, NASA/JPL

Info: Zoom Meeting ID: 954 9629 2679, Passcode: 302412. Contact deborah.caldwell@med.usc.edu for questions.

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