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Sept. 3, 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.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

See more at HSCNews.usc.edu

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In memoriam: G. Denman Hammond, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics

G. Denman Hammond, the founding director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and a longtime faculty member at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has died. He was 97. As Donald Feinstein, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, said, "Without Dr. Hammond, there may never have been a USC Norris Cancer Center."

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Keck Medicine of USC honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal honored several key leadership and staff members at their 2020 Health Care Panel & Awards virtual event on Aug. 26. Award recipients included Rod Hanners, interim CEO of Keck Medicine, and the Care for the Caregiver program. Other physicians were recognized as award finalists and nominees for their outstanding work.

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At USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a core team provided critical COVID-19 strategies

For those working in health care, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a team effort. At USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a core group got to work on preparation efforts as early as January to ensure that the hospital and community were ready to face the challenges ahead. This multidisciplinary team took charge of early analysis and quick action to protect as many people as possible.

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How reaching for toys could change cerebral palsy therapy

Stacey Dusing, director of the USC Motor Development Lab, is a co-principal investigator for a new National Institutes of Health grant that will compare interventions for infants with or at high risk of developing cerebral palsy. One group will receive a larger-than-usual dose of traditional physical therapy, while the other group will receive therapy that combines motor skills with cognitive skills.

Featured Event

USC Office of Continuing Medical Education and the Keck School

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10

Time: 8 a.m.-3:40 p.m.

Event: "The 24th Annual Max R. Gaspar, MD, Vascular Surgery Symposium"

Location: Webinar

Info and Registration (Required): Read more and print out the mailable registration form here.

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