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May 20, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 Roundup: The importance of contact tracing; adolescent vaccine appointments open

For one Master of Public Health graduate, the opportunity to be a COVID-19 contact tracing intern meant she could continue to be part of the efforts to control the virus, while working from her home in Cairo, Egypt. And parents can make appointments to vaccinate their adolescent children at Keck Medicine of USC.

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Summer is coming: What you should know about skin cancer

The days are getting longer and warmer. As we begin to spend more time outdoors, read six things to know about skin cancer.

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USC researchers regenerate skull tissue using stem cells and 3-D printed scaffolding

The Center for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration — or C-DOCTOR — team has come one step closer to providing surgeons a new regenerative therapy alternative, as they fully healed critical size defects in skull tissue.

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Commencement 2021: Congratulations to the graduates!

Today marks the final day of a week's worth of in-person commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021. Read about the event here and see photos from the events here.

Featured Event

COVID-19: An Ongoing Global Pandemic Touching Physical and Mental Health

Time: Noon

Date: Friday, May 21

Speakers: Kunal Sood; Raghu Appasani, MD; Aditi Nerurkar, MD, MPH

Topic: COVID-19 and the current situation in India

Info: Zoom ID: 867 450 88568

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