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June 4, 2020

Check for continuing updates on the COVID-19 situation through USC's online hub for information, the internal website for faculty and staff (sign-in required) and the Keck Medicine of USC page for patients and visitors.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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A large crowd gathers in protest.

How protesters can protect their health

Recently the nation has experienced protests at a scale and duration not seen in decades. In addition to the possible dangers of violence, tear gas and arrest, protesters now face the added threat of COVID-19 transmission. But there are steps that protesters can take to stay as safe and healthy as possible, both physically and mentally.

Doctors consult each other in an ICU.

Doctors across disciplines pull together for ICU readiness

Keck Medicine of USC physicians have undergone special training to help out in Keck Hospital of USC's ICU during the pandemic. The outside-the-box thinking that led to this idea is just one example of the collaborative development helping hospital staff to prepare not only for the current situation, but also for any surges to come.

An illustration depicts data transmitting between a double helix and a human.

Center for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration awarded $30 million grant

Groundbreaking studies are currently being developed at the Center for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR), with a $30 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

A woman in PPE stands at a nurses' station.

Unsung hero plays critical role in COVID-19 infection prevention

Maria Saravia works the COVID-19 ward at Keck Hospital, visiting patient rooms to disinfect surfaces, remove trash and freshen bed linens. She's been an environmental services worker at Keck Medicine hospitals for nearly two decades, and she takes pride in her role — especially during the pandemic.

Featured Event

White Coats for Black Lives

Date: Friday, June 5

Time: 10-10:10 a.m.

Event: 10 minutes of silence in support of racial equality and justice


Health Sciences Campus:

Keck Hospital – Plaza between HC1 and HC2
Keck School of Medicine Campus – Papas Quad

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital:
Fourth floor patio near executive offices

Additional info: Please remember to wear a mask while maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other people. If you cannot join in person, feel free to take a photo and post it to your social media channels with the hashtag #whitecoats4blacklives and tag @KeckMed and @Keckschoolusc.

Please note: The previously listed event, "Coronavirus Fact and Fiction," is no longer occurring.

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