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June 10, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Celebrating cancer survivors; USC Norris director named AACI president

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center kicked off the 31st annual — and second virtual — Festival of Life, celebrating the strength, resilience and tenacity of cancer survivors. And USC Norris director Caryn Lerman has been named president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, with a focus on leadership development in oncology, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Business leader Steve Keck named to the USC Board of Trustees

USC alumnus Steve Keck, a financial analyst and co-president of the W.M. Keck Foundation, was elected to the USC Board of Trustees on June 9. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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Renovated Valley Lot to reopen June 14 for Health Sciences Campus

Parking options will be expanding soon on the Health Sciences Campus as the Valley Lot will reopen for parking on June 14.

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Alzheimer's roundup: New grant for Keck School team; experts discuss recent FDA approval

A $2 million NIH grant will support a team of Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers as they study the link between financial vulnerability and Alzheimer's disease. And USC School of Pharmacy experts weigh in on the recent FDA approval of the first Alzheimer's disease-modifying therapy.

Featured Event

What Should I Do in the Event of an Active Shooter?

Time: Noon

Date: Wednesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 30

Sponsor: Office of Safety and Emergency Management

Topic: Active shooter response training

Location: Microsoft Teams Live Event

Info: Information here. For questions, contact OSEM@KeckMedicine.onmicrosoft.com or call (323) 442-9686.

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