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    Eating disorders expert answers your questions
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Contrary to what many may think, eating disorders are not just about food or dieting. Eating disorders are bio-psycho-social diseases that affect people of all genders and include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. During Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 22-27), look at the numbers: 1 out of every... Read More »
    Mobile dental clinic keeps kids smiling through the pandemic
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    The pain was unbearable. The headaches were relentless. When Mahogany Jones complained of a toothache to her mother, Kamika, their options for care were limited. The COVID-19 pandemic had disrupted dental care, which meant low- and no-cost services were especially hard to find. Teresa Funez also bore the burden of... Read More »
    USC tackles vaccination inequities with community COVID-19 vaccine clinic
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    Keck Medicine of USC nurses and USC School of Pharmacy students vaccinated more than 400 people from the Eastside of Los Angeles on Feb. 20 to help counter disparities in COVID-19 inoculation. Even though 43% percent of white and 39% of Asian American seniors have received at least one dose of the vaccine,... Read More »
    Momentum builds behind mental health corps that reflects students
    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    Living through 2020 sent a lot of people to therapy — particularly college students of color. COVID-19 hit Black and Latino families hard, and Black students saw their community’s centuries-long struggle against racism lead to national protests. At USC, that therapy often took the form of virtual counseling sessions with clinical faculty... Read More »
    COVID town hall takes on vaccine concerns in the Black community
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Joyce Richey knows at least 30 people who have died from COVID-19 — family members, friends and associates. “It’s very real and very personal for me,” said Richey, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. A passionate diabetes educator and researcher, Richey is pivoting... Read More »
    Six Keck School departments make top 10 in NIH funding nationally for 2020
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Data on grants awarded from the National Institutes of Health have been released, and the Keck School of Medicine of USC has six departments in the top 10 in their respective fields. The Ophthalmology Department is again ranked No. 1 among medical schools in the country. Preventive Medicine, which has covered a wide... Read More »