In a letter to the faculty Friday, USC Provost Michael Quick says the university has started the process of firing Dr. Carmen Puliafito and stripping him of tenure.
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"We can confirm, however, that the California Medical Board is aware of the situation," USC said in a statement. "They have the sole authority to decide whether and how much to investigate."
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