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tobacco marketing research sabrina smiley
Sabrina Smiley investigates neighborhood racial and ethnic disparities in tobacco marketing and with the new grant will also examine the interplay between federal tobacco regulation, retailer compliance, and consumer behavior. (Photo/Courtesy of Sabrina Smiley)

Civil rights legacy drives Sabrina Smiley’s research on tobacco marketing

The Keck School of Medicine researcher has received a grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue investigating racial and ethnic disparities in how tobacco products are marketed.

Acinetobacter baumannii superbug treatment
Using an innovative screening method, USC researchers have discovered that an old antibiotic is a powerful tool against one of the most drug-resistant causes of infection among hospitalized patients. (Photo/Matthew J. Arduino, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis could be surprise treatment for deadly superbug

Through a new screening method, USC researchers have found that the antibiotic rifabutin is effective against life-threatening Acinetobacter baumannii.