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September 16, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Steve Shapiro brings a big-picture approach to medicine at USC

Steve Shapiro takes the macro view of medicine. This spring, he became the first senior vice president for health affairs at USC, where he will oversee — and build bridges between — clinical operations at Keck Medicine of USC and research and medical training at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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Most-common liver cancer is on rise in rural areas, study finds

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer and the fastest-growing cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. While rates are historically higher in urban areas, a new study shows that the incidence of the cancer is rising in rural areas.

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USC Africa Hub promotes global health through collaboration

Jose Gutierrez comes from the San Fernando Valley, but the global health student spent his summer researching COVID-19's impact on the health system 9,653 miles away — in Kenya. His goal: to influence policy changes that could improve the Kenyan health system.

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USC institute launches worldwide study of Parkinson's disease

The USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute has launched a $3 million study that will unite researchers and data from 20 countries to answer some of the most pressing questions about Parkinson's disease.

Featured Event

The Role of Science and Medical Schools in Propagating Racism in Medicine

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, September 23

Speaker: Dorothy Roberts

Sponsor: USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative

Location: Mayer Auditorium

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