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August 26, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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A masked medical professional administers a vaccine to a masked, pregnant woman

The COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy — what women need to know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended all pregnant women and those who plan on getting pregnant get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, only some 23% of pregnant women have received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the CDC.

A USC shuttle bus drives down a street

Welcome back to campus: Bus schedule changes and safety precautions

USC Transportation and KMC Transportation Services announced changes to the bus schedules that serve the Health Sciences Campus. And across the university, nearly 27,000 students were tested for COVID-19, yielding surprisingly low positivity rates.

Masked students sit with their white coats folded on their laps

USC welcomes Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2024

On Aug. 19, the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy inducted 151 students into its Doctor of Physical Therapy program during its annual White Coat Ceremony.

The exterior of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center on the Health Sciences Campus

USC Norris receives renewal of prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck Medicine of USC renewed its comprehensiveness designation by the National Cancer Institute, the highest federal rank for a cancer center in the nation. USC Norris earned a near-perfect overall rating, its best-ever score.

Featured Event

Emotional Contagion in Times of COVID: From Fear to Hope

Time: 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Date: Thursday, September 2

Speaker: Heidi Larson, PhD, The Vaccine Confidence Project director

Sponsors: USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and the USC COVID-19 Pandemic Research Center

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: To register, click here.

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