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Sept. 15, 2022

Physician voting is now open for

Los Angeles and Pasadena magazines'

2023 Top Doctors. Eligible doctors can vote

at lamagtopdocs.com.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

See more at HSCNews.usc.edu

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Associate dean of admissions funds scholarships from her own pocket

Raquel Arias, MD, MPH, associate dean of admissions at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has donated an estate gift for scholarships for students hindered by university costs. Arias, who worked in farming as a youth, was motivated by the financial challenges of her childhood and a longtime commitment to improving access for medical students who face the same challenges.

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USC School of Pharmacy joins community partners at South L.A. Health Fair

Students, staff and faculty of the USC School of Pharmacy joined several community organizations at an afternoon health fair at South Los Angeles' Saint Mark United Methodist Church on Sept. 10. The event featured free flu and COVID-19 vaccines, health screenings and giveaways, as well as a community discussion about the dangers of fentanyl.

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Keck Medicine receives $2 million to address physician burnout

UniHealth Foundation has granted $2 million to Keck Medicine of USC to study solutions to physician burnout. The research, to be led by John L. Brodhead, MD, associate chief medical officer for medical services at Keck Hospital of USC, and Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, chief mental health and wellness officer at Keck Medicine, will focus on emotional stress, skill mastery and workflow.

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Video spotlight: Physical therapists help stroke patient regain quality of life

After experiencing a stroke that left him with severe physical deficits, William "Billy" Mallon, MD, traveled from Stonybrook, NY, to USC Physical Therapy with one goal: to walk again. A unique collaboration between physical therapist Lori Ginoza, PT, DPT, NSC, and researcher Kristan Leech, PhD, DPT, PT, brought Mallon a long way in a remarkably short time.

Featured Event

Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Date: Thursday, Sept. 22

Time: 5 p.m.

Topic: Virtual Panel on Careers in Epidemiology

Summary: Five faculty members from the epidemiology division of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences will speak to students about the educational opportunities and career prospects young people may gain from this concentration. They will also share stories of their own career paths.

Location: Webinar

Info and registration: To learn more, email mwithers@usc.edu. To register on Zoom, click here.

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