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June 2, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Ekta Vyas to join Keck Medicine in key HR executive role

Starting July 11, Ekta Vyas, PhD, MS, will join Keck Medicine of USC as the organization's new chief human resources officer. With an extensive background in the HR requirements unique to health care organizations, Vyas will oversee the development and execution of strategies in support of Keck Medicine and its people.

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Study finds direct link between IBD and depression

Two chronic conditions are taking a serious toll on millions of Americans: depression and inflammatory bowl disease. And a mathematically proven correlation shows that having either one of these illnesses increases the likelihood of developing the other, a recently released study from Keck Medicine of USC has found.

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Failures in the generic drug market are costing patients

Loopholes used by the pharmaceutical distribution system are driving up the price of inexpensive generic medicines, according to a new white paper from the USC Schaeffer Center. Pricing practices and distortions across the market could have far-reaching impacts on drug affordability and innovation, the paper's authors say.

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Baranek honored by International Society for Autism Research

Associate Dean and Chair of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Therapy Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, is an internationally renowned pioneer in the field of developing interventions for children with autism. In recognition of her significant contributions and accomplishments, she has been named a 2022 Fellow by INSAR.

Featured Event

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Time: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 3

Seminar: "Integrating Intersectionality Into Environmental Health Sciences," presented by Ami Zota, ScD, MS, of George Washington University Milken School of Public Health

Location: Webinar

Registration: Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.

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