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July 15, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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New signage set to improve medical center wayfinding

Patients and staff will have an easier time finding their way around the Health Sciences Campus thanks to new signs now posted at certain clinical building entrances. Healthcare Centers 1 and 4, the Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center (aka HC2) and Norris Healthcare Center (aka HC3) now bear these clear markers.

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USC reaccredited after inclusive review of university standards, curriculum, quality and culture

In a reaffirmation of academic excellence and positive change, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) announced that USC has been reaccredited for 10 years, the longest term possible.

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USC vice president for research announced; longtime professors retire

Ishwar K. Puri has been named USC's new vice president for research; and at the USC School of Pharmacy, Professor Melvin Baron has retired after more than 40 years at USC and Fred Weissman, a pharmacy law expert and former associate dean, has retired after 50 years.

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Costco beats Medicare in generic drug savings nearly half the time

A USC study comparing Medicare Part D prescription drug prices with those paid by Costco members finds that the federal government overpaid on roughly half of the most common generic medicines in 2018.

Featured Event

Town Hall Talk with Nancy Pire-Smerkanich

Time: Noon

Date: Tuesday, July 20

Sponsor: USC School of Pharmacy

Topic: Authorizations, Approvals and Access for COVID-19 Vaccines

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