Relief, excitement as USC Pharmacy teams vaccinate frontline health care workers

Outdoors at Lincoln Park Recreation Center, across the street from the USC Health Sciences Campus, first-year pharmacy student Gabriela Dutra-Clarke carefully administered a dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to Jeannie Garcia, a certified nursing assistant.

Garcia, who works for Project Homekey Read More »

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

Students who’ve recovered from COVID-19 give back by donating plasma

Sarah Castillo* witnessed firsthand how convalescent plasma — plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 — can help patients hit hard by the virus.

The USC graduate student was living with her parents, brother and uncle in small-town Illinois in Read More »

January 14th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

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|

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|

Study: Cadmium linked to higher death rates in people with flu or pneumonia

Since the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have been trying to determine what distinguishes people at higher risk for poor outcomes. Now new research finds that cadmium, a contaminant found in cigarettes and the food supply, is associated Read More »

December 18th, 2020|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|