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Aug. 27, 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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Sports medicine team gets actor ready to get back to work

From the first wave of COVID-19, administrators and staff at Keck Medicine of USC have learned valuable lessons regarding how to safely treat non-COVID patients while still caring for those suffering from the pandemic. One of the first patients called back in for elective orthopaedic surgery, actor Derek Cecil, has expressed gratitude for the opportunity to begin his recovery journey.

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When education requires in-person work during a pandemic

In order to make sure their occupational therapy students receive as complete an education as possible while staying safe from COVID-19 infection, administrators and faculty at the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are relying on hybrid learning, an approach gaining traction in departments that require hands-on experience.

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Scientists receive grant to research novel approach for treating painful pelvic disorder

Supported by a $1.8 million grant, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy are teaming up to determine whether a painful, chronic pelvic condition can be treated through non-invasive stimulation of the brain.

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USC Stem Cell's high school program Zooms ahead

When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to halt a mentorship program for local high school students, their mentors, seven USC Stem Cell graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, found a way to make it happen remotely so the high schoolers wouldn't have to miss out on any of the program's crucial experiences.

Featured Event

Department of Family Medicine

Date: Thursday, Sept. 3

Time: Noon

Event: "Grand Rounds: Care for Vulnerable Populations – Health Care Strategies for Overcoming Structural Racism"

Location: Webinar

Info and Registration (Required): Information at https://bit.ly/3b6BCqM. Register at https://bit.ly/2EzgAVA.

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