Health equity research leader Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, joins Preventive Medicine

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Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, will join the Keck School of Medicine of USC as a professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Preventive Medicine and will serve as associate director for cancer equity, a newly created position, at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her appointment begins July 1, 2021. Hughes-Halbert will join USC […]

Meet our scholarship recipients: Anita Li

Anita Li is a 2020 recipient of the Keck School of Medicine scholarship for incoming master’s students. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Biostatistics degree at USC. What has been your journey over the last few years? I earned my bachelor’s degree at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. I majored in biomedical engineering […]

USC student group WorldMed@UPC makes local and global health impact

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By Cristine Hall When Nathan Dhablania traveled to Panama with Floating Doctors in the spring of his junior year, he noticed that many health disparities abroad existed right here in Los Angeles. Determined to make a difference after his return, Dhablania teamed up with his good friend and classmate, Sammy Cohen, to found WorldMed@UPC, a student-run […]

‘Grateful to serve my country’: Alumni make public health impact amid pandemic

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By Cristine Hall The coronavirus pandemic has revealed longstanding inequities in the nation’s public health system. But it also has spotlighted the importance of public health programs, which have seen a surge in enrollment. Applications to master’s in public health programs alone jumped by 20 percent, according to the Association of Schools and Programs of […]

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati lends expertise to White House COVID-19 task force

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By Sarah Nightingale The good news: 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been injected into the arms of Americans by Friday, March 19. The bad news: Black and Hispanic Americans are receiving smaller shares of the vaccine compared to their shares of the population. “We’ve heard a lot about vaccine hesitancy among people of […]

USC students, staff and faculty needed for new COVID-19 behavioral study

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By Cristine Hall Calling all USC students, staff and faculty: USC needs you for a new COVID-19 study. The project, called the Trojan Pandemic Response Initiative (TPRI), will survey 8,000 students, staff and faculty and follow some of them over the course of a year to better understand attitudes and behaviors related to COVID-19 and […]

Meet our scholarship recipients: Karyn Wong

Karyn Wong is a 2020 recipient of the Keck School of Medicine scholarship for incoming master’s students. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree at USC. What has been your journey over the last few years? I graduated from UC San Diego in 2015 with a BS in General Biology. I spent […]