Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati earns AACR Distinguished Lectureship

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, Associate Dean for Community Initiatives, was the recipient of the 2020 American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. Báezconde-Garbanati presented her award lecture during the opening session of the virtual AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic

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USC audio series POP: Perspectives on Public Health

POP: Perspectives on Public Health audio series launches

The Department of Preventive Medicine has launched a new audio series – POP: Perspectives on Public Health. The occasional series explores a broad spectrum of public health issues, and their real-world effects, through interviews, discussions and special event episodes. Hosted by Karina Dominguez Gonzalez, MPH, of the Office of Social Justice, the

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Cancer Surveillance Program welcomes new director, Lihua Liu

Lihua Liu, an associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, has been named the director and principal investigator of USC’s Cancer Surveillance Program (CSP). Established by faculty members in USC’s Department of Preventive Medicine in 1972, the CSP is responsible for recording all cancer diagnoses in Los Angeles County. It is part

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Adam Leventhal appointed to FDA committee on tobacco products

Adam Leventhal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine and psychology and director of the USC Institute for Addiction Science and Health, Emotion & Addiction Laboratory (HEAL), has been appointed to the FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Leventhal’s term began May 15 and continues through Jan. 31, 2024. According to the FDA, the committee

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Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD

Howard Hu named chair of Preventive Medicine

Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD, has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, effective July 1.  Hu was the Founding Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He stepped down in 2017 after five

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