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How to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Build confidence and establish trust

The COVID-19 pandemic has spiraled out of control as a more contagious version of the virus spreads, increasing the urgency to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible. Just this week, Los Angeles County and Orange County designated Dodger Stadium Read More »

January 13th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

PT researchers look at combining walking therapies to improve stroke survivor outcomes

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And while stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, it is much more likely to cause Read More »

January 13th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Stem cells may correct deformity and restore brain function after childhood disorder

Using stem cells to regenerate parts of the skull, USC scientists partially corrected a skull deformity and reversed learning and memory deficits in young mice with craniosynostosis, a condition estimated to affect 1 in every 2,500 infants Read More »

January 13th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomes first baby of 2021

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital welcomed a New Year’s baby and the first child born in 2021. Baby Thomas Vartanian was born to mother Julyana Tekin and father Arbi Vartanian at 4:48 a.m. on Jan. 1. In addition to being able Read More »

January 13th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Update: Keck Medicine experts discuss latest on COVID-19 vaccine

As Keck Medicine of USC has started distributing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine based on guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two Keck Medicine experts held a press briefing on Jan. 6 to offer an update on Read More »

January 7th, 2021|COVID-19, featured, Keck Net Intranet|