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Hail to the chiefs: Presidential visits to USC, in pictures

From FDR and JFK to Obama and both Bushes, USC has had more than its share of presidential visits. With Presidents Day weekend upon us, check out some historic photos of those memorable moments.

Los Angeles Business Journal

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.

Illustration: Cancer's circadian clock
A new drug appears to stop cancer by jamming the circadian rhythm of cancer cells. Scientists say this promising treatment hindered the growth of different types of cancer in their lab and mouse studies, including bone cancer, acute myeloid leukemia and kidney cancer. (Illustration/Dennis Lan, iStock)

New drug may slow cancer’s circadian clock, halts its spread

USC scientists know that disrupting sleep and other elements of humans’ circadian rhythm can harm health. The same may be true for the circadian clock of cells themselves.