Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, USC Student Health celebrates Black pioneers in medicine and mental health. Look for these profiles on our social media channels throughout the month of February. Daniel Hale Williams: Performed the first successful heart surgery • Bebe Moore Campbell: American author, journalist, mental health advocate • Otis Boykin: Innovator of the modern pacemaker • Inez Beverly Prosser: America’s first black female psychologist • Alexa Irene Canady, MD, neurosurgeon, inventor of a programmable antisiphon shunt to treat hydrocephalus.

MySHR Troubleshooting Guide

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MySHR scheduled maintenance

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COVID-19 Vaccinations Come to UPC

Medical assistant Guadalupe Felix, left gives dental student Ana Rubiolo her first COVID-19 vaccination, January 11, 2021. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

As part of the 1A phase of the vaccination roll-out, health professional students, faculty and staff who are in direct contact with patients or collected specimens have been invited to sign-up for their vaccinations at the Lyons Center. Those in the 1A phase include faculty, staff and students of the Keck School of Medicine, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, and the USC School of Pharmacy. The dental faculty, students, and staff were also invited as the first group to be vaccinated at UPC. Dean Avishai Sadan and Associate Dean Douglas Solow were on hand to support their students as they were vaccinated. The Ostrow School not only were the patients in the vaccine rollout, they were also actively assisting, sending dozens of D.D.S. students to volunteer in preparing the vaccines in the USC Student Health immunization clinic and assisting at the vaccine site.

Spring 2021 Testing Requirements

REQUIRED TESTING: Faculty, Staff and Students (Weekly/Semi-weekly Testing)
Surveillance Testing (Pop Testing 3.0):Undergraduate students who reside in USC Housing or come onto our campuses will be required to test twice weekly for COVID-19. Graduate and professional students, faculty, and staff who come onto our campuses will be required to test once weekly. These required tests will be provided by the University at no cost to our current students, faculty and staff. Tests are PCR (polymerase chain reaction); Keck Medicine of USC Clinical Laboratories is providing the laboratory services for this program which will replace the COLOR program for most individuals. For the University Park Campus (UPC), perimeter access is granted to individuals who have completed compliance on Trojan Check. For the Health Sciences Campus (HSC), access points are by building; academic and research buildings require Trojan Check. Please see the HSC building list for additional details.

COVID-19 Q & A Sessions with USC Student Health

Join Dr. Sarah Van Orman, Chief Health Officer for USC Student Health, for January 2021 updates on the current situation in Los Angeles County (including the 10-day quarantine for people traveling from outside of the Southern California region), COVID-19 spring testing at USC, and the vaccine phases as it applies to California and campus.