USC tackles vaccination inequities with community COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Sixto Cruz gets a COVID-19 vaccination during the Keck Medicine of USC clinic.

By Gustavo Solis Keck Medicine of USC nurses and USC School of Pharmacy students vaccinated more than 400 people from the Eastside of Los Angeles on Saturday to help counter disparities in COVID-19 inoculation. Even though 43% of white and 39% of Asian American seniors have received at least one dose of the vaccine, just 29% of Latino […]

Preventive Medicine welcomes Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH

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By Cristine Hall At the height of the materialistic ‘80s, when most of his classmates in medical school were shooting for brass ring specialties like orthopedics and opthamology, Jeffrey Klausner, was ready to call it quits. A year at a new AIDS research center in Zaire changed his mind. Studying the spread of HIV among […]

Preventive Medicine ranked No. 2 in NIH funding nationally

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By Cristine Hall USC’s Department of Preventive Medicine has earned a No. 2 ranking in funding from the National Institutes of Health for the second year in a row. Preventive Medicine was one of six departments in USC’s Keck School of Medicine to reach the top 10 in their respective fields. The rankings are based […]

Meet our scholarship recipients: Melissa Lorenzo

Melissa Lorenzo 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 so far? Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, I call the Los Angeles area home. Growing up, desiring […]

Those previously infected with COVID-19 should delay getting a vaccination

By Neeraj Sood, PhD, Abigail Horn, PhD and David Conti, PhD This commentary was originally published on CalMatters. President Joe Biden wants 100 million Americans vaccinated in 100 days, but scarce supplies and rollout snafus threaten to open a huge gap between ambition and achievement.  There is a smarter and easier way to attain the […]

Meet our scholarship recipients: Cassidy Hernandez-Tamayo

Cassidy Hernandez-Tamayo 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 am a 2016 graduate of Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii, and recently graduated this past […]

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

Countering misinformation, leaning on community leaders, using the proper terminology. USC experts explain why all this and more is needed to slow the spread of COVID-19. By Leigh Hopper 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 […]

Largest, most diverse prostate cancer study shows genetic role in health disparities

86 new risk factors identified in research co-led by USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. By Wayne Lewis Some racial and ethnic groups suffer relatively more often, and fare worse, from common ailments compared to others. Prostate cancer is one disease where such health disparities occur: Risk for the disease is about 75% higher, and prostate […]