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Sept. 17, 2020

Voting is now open for Top Doctors 2021,

presented by Los Angeles Magazine and Pasadena Magazine.

If you're an active physician in Los Angeles County,

click here to cast your vote.

Voting closes Oct. 9 at midnight.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

See more at HSCNews.usc.edu

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USC Urology helps actor and television host beat kidney cancer with minimal organ loss

When actor and host Cameron Mathison was diagnosed with kidney cancer, he turned to Inderbir Gill at Keck Medicine of USC for help. The urologist and his team used a remarkable type of partial nephrectomy to remove the tumor — while saving a large percentage of the kidney itself.

In a sealed room, two health care professionals in PPE stand over a patient in a bed.

Research team develops pioneering mask for procedure patients

Researchers at the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery have developed a procedure face mask that lets them safely scope their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed out of necessity, it offers two unique features: it maintains negative air pressure within, and it goes on the patient, not the provider.

A smiling woman cradles a swaddled newborn.

Filling the gap in neonatal care with play

Stacy Dusing, director of the Motor Development Lab at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, is conducting a study in collaboration with the University of Melbourne to determine whether babies born prematurely can benefit from regular telehealth appointments after being sent home. These appointments would teach parents to play with their infants in a way that supports their development.

A diagram illustrates how a nanocage sends drugs to a specific part of the brain.

Researchers co-developing precision drug delivery tool for traumatic brain injury

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a precision drug delivery tool to selectively treat areas of the brain damaged during a traumatic brain injury. The researchers anticipate that their rapidly deployable intervention could potentially help prevent long-term brain damage in the millions of Americans who sustain such an injury each year.

Featured Event

USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health

Date: Monday, Sept. 21

Time: 9 a.m.

Event: "Addressing the Dual Challenges of Climate Change and COVID-19," David Nabarro, MD, World Health Organization

Location: Webinar

Info and Registration: Contact Shervan Sebastian at Shervans@usc.edu or visit the event page.

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