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May 5, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Transplant Institute raises Donate Life flag to honor living donors

In late April, the staff members of the USC Transplant Institute raised the Donate Life Flag in honor of Donate Life month and living organ donors who have saved the lives of patients in need. The institute also raises the flag for one week each time a living donation is made.

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Upcoming USC-VHH lab to deliver lifesaving care for cardiovascular emergencies

On April 28, a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the upcoming launch of the Interventional Radiation and Catheter Laboratory at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. Community cardiologists in the area have expressed excitement and gratitude to soon have a nearby location where their patients can get fast, life-saving treatment.

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Family medicine residents participate in novel street medicine residency track

Keck Medicine of USC's Street Medicine Program has proven vital to the health and well-being of people experiencing homelessness in the community. To ensure that future doctors will be equipped to treat this underserved population, the Keck School of Medicine of USC has launched a street medicine residency track that is the first of its kind.

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nalysis of more than 82,000 children with autism finds clear disparities in health care usage

Historically, studies on health care utilization among children with autism have neglected to consider disparities across different demographics. Now, a new analysis reveals significant differences in health care utilization according to sex, race and ethnicity.

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Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, May 12

Topic: "Vulnerability and Autonomy in Research: Lessons from Pediatric Studies," Sabrina Derrington, MD, MA.

Location: Webinar

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