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September 23, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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Rodney Hanners named CEO of Keck Medicine of USC and President and CEO of USC Health System

Rodney Hanners has been named CEO of Keck Medicine of USC and President and CEO of USC Health System, effective immediately. He has served as interim CEO since June 2020 and will report to Steven Shapiro, MD, senior vice president for health affairs at USC.

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More than 9 million excess life years lost during COVID pandemic

A team from the USC Schaeffer Center measured years of life lost from premature mortality during the first year of the pandemic, finding that Black and Hispanic populations have experienced a disproportionate number of life-years lost and were significantly burdened by the pandemic.

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John Carpten to chair President Biden's National Cancer Advisory Board

President Joe Biden has appointed John Carpten to serve as chair of the administration's National Cancer Advisory Board, which plays an important role in guiding the director of the National Cancer Institute in setting the course for the national cancer research program.

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Different types of cancers are likely to spread to specific areas of the brain

Brain metastasis occurs when cancer in one part of the body spreads to the brain. Now, new research from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that the region cancer spreads to in the brain may not be random, but rather, is dependent on where the cancer originated in the body.

Featured Event

USC School of Pharmacy Town Hall Talk

Time: Noon

Date: Tuesday, September 28

Speaker: Tatyana Gurvich

Topic: The Role of a Clinical Pharmacist in the Interdisciplinary Care of an Older Adult

Location: Webinar

Info and RSVP: For information, click here. For Zoom link, click here.

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