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July 22, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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COVID-19 Roundup: Masks required on campus; study finds disparities in mortality rates

USC has announced that masks are required indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status. A new study finds that Latinos are more likely to die from COVID-19, underlining racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes. And a white paper finds that vaccination mandates are an effective tool against virus spread.

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Jehni Robinson, MD, named president of USC Care Medical Group

Keck Medicine of USC has named Jehni Robinson, MD, as president of USC Care Medical Group (USC Care), a faculty practice plan composed of Keck Medicine physicians. Robinson, who is the chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will serve in this two-year role, effective immediately.

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Keck Medicine of USC shares $3 million grant to advance at-home health care technology

Keck Medicine of USC is working with several universities to bring data from wearable fitness devices like the Fitbit and Apple Watch into the clinical space.

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USC Professor Scott E. Fraser redefines impossible problems

Scott E. Fraser is known for inventing new microscopes and other tools to observe living, developing embryos. But one of his lab's most important pieces of technology filters coffee instead of light: it's a restaurant-quality Espresso machine.

Featured Event

Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Healthcare

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, July 29

Sponsors: Keck School of Medicine of USC, USC Price School of Public Policy and USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Topic: How the Pandemic Changed the Healthcare System

Location: Webinar

Info: Register for a Zoom link here. Series is ongoing through Aug. 19.

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