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Keck School of Medicine of USC launches Office of Social Justice to promote fair health care

As associate dean, Ricky Bluthenthal — a professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine — will lead the new office to advocate for better health care in underserved communities. Bluthenthal will create the Office for Social Justice to advocate for fair distribution of health services and treatment, while reducing disparities and unequal access to quality care.


Policy/Law
USC Gould’s Small Business Clinic: Katy Neubauer and Erica Wenger
Small business owner (and USC student) Erica Wenger, left, works with USC Gould student Katy Neubauer through the USC Gould Small Business Clinic. Wenger's company, Mahkana, helps nonprofits raise money by selling specialty beaded bracelets. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Meet the lawyer-turned-professor behind USC Gould’s Small Business Clinic

Michael Chasalow’s innovative program turns law school upside down, taking real-world experiences and making them an academic exercise. Students love it — and so do the clients.

Health
Cerebral palsy in infants
USC researcher Barbara Sargent‘s study is monitoring a baby‘s inability to bend hip, knee and ankle independently of each other in hopes of finding a way to diagnose cerebral palsy earlier. (Photo/Shutterstock)

Researcher’s goal: Detect cerebral palsy in infants earlier than ever before

USC’s Barbara Sargent is studying whether a particular type of movement can be used to diagnose cerebral palsy in early infancy — work that could have a huge impact on how the babies learn to walk.

University
With Your Shield: Navy special warfare USC initiative
Andre Gomez, Nicole Gomez, Katie Bradley, Brian Bradley and George Pens, from left, are part of the first cohort for a new USC Marshall initiative that helps separating and retiring Navy Special Warfare community members transition to civilian life. (Photo/Will Chiang)

Veterans initiative helps the heroes — and their families

A new USC Marshall certificate program, With Your Shield, provides veterans and their spouses special access to civilian business networks and educational opportunities.