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Sept. 1, 2022

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Keck Medicine appoints chief diversity officer

Keck Medicine of USC has appointed Shannon Bradley, MBA, as the organization's first-ever chief diversity officer. Bradley, who will work to integrate and measure Keck Medicine's diversity and inclusion strategy, comes from HCA Healthcare in Houston, where she managed mentorship programs and health-equity clinical collaborations, among other projects.

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Survey finds national cancer centers lack diversity in leadership

Cancer centers across the United States have a dramatic lack of diversity in senior leadership, according to a survey led by Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine. Lerman, who is also president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes, discussed the implications with Healio on Aug. 30.

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Friends thrive 20 years after a living-donor liver transplant

Although the concept was new and less common at the time, Rosie Lewis bravely donated a portion of her liver to her close friend and colleague, Walter Cervantes. As the duo marks two decades since the lifesaving procedure — performed in 2002 at Keck Medical Center — they reflected on the impact of their decision.

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Center for Advanced Lung Disease recognized by Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has added Keck Medicine of USC's Center for Advanced Lung Disease to their Care Center Network, making it the 74th network member in the nation and the fourth in California. The center achieved high rankings in diagnostics, holistic care and clinical research, and it met rigorous criteria from pulmonary fibrosis experts and patients.

Featured Event

Division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy; USC Office of Continuing Medical Information

Date: Thursday, Sept. 8

Time: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in-person, 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. online

Topic: 26th Annual Max R. Gaspar, MD Symposium: Answers to Difficult Clinical Questions in Vascular Surgery

Summary: Faculty and guest speakers from the field of vascular care will educate attendees on how to handle urgent, complex and multidisciplinary vascular problems in a clinical environment. Health care professionals at every level are welcome, and students will receive a credit of 6.5 hours.

Location: The Westin Pasadena, 191 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena.

Webinar also available for those who register online.

Info and registration: For more information, click here. For a brochure that includes further information and a printable registration form, click here. To register online, click here (USC single sign-on required).

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