Office of Development

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The Keck School of Medicine of USC offers friends and supporters a variety of ways to help support the school’s outstanding biomedical research, patient care programs, medical education and scholarships.

The Keck School Office of Development oversees fundraising efforts at the school. Use the links on this page to find out about giving programs and tools, goals of specific fundraising initiatives, contacts for individual and institutional donations, and more about the mission of the Keck School in research, education, patient care and community service.

We invite you to contact us directly at or (323) 442-2358 for more information.

Featured News

Kumiko Tanaka and Dr. George Hori

TALK Donor Spotlight - Tsutayo Ichioka, MD '39/George Hori, PharmD ’57

Before Dr. Tsutayo Ichioka, MD ’39, died on Nov. 26, 1996, at the age of 91, she and her sister Satsuki Nakao, PharmD ’40, established an endowed charitable trust designated to provide scholarship support for USC medical and pharmacy students who demonstrate financial need and an interest in Japanese heritage. Today, the Tsutayo Ichioka and Satsuki Nakao Trust is managed by their nephew, Dr. George Hori, PharmD ’57 (pictured above with scholarship recipient Kumiko Tanaka).

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More News

  • Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks 31st among 153 nationwide in annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” issue

    The Keck School of Medicine ranks in the top 20 percent of medical schools nationwide in the US News & World Report "Best Graduate Schools Guidebook 2015."

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  • Experimental stroke therapeutic developed at Keck Medicine of USC also shows promise for people with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)

    New research from the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at USC finds vascular damage in mice with ALS contributes to early development of the neurodegenerative disease, while repairing damage delays disease progression

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  • International expert in the epidemiology of eye diseases named ophthalmology chair at Keck School of Medicine and director of USC Eye Institute

    The Keck School of Medicine announced today it has named Rohit Varma, MD, MPH to become chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and director of the USC Eye Institute as well as to serve as professor of ophthalmology and preventive medicine and hold the Grace and Emery Beardsley Chair in Ophthalmology.

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  • Keck School of Medicine to host lectures by winners of the 2013 Lasker Awards

    The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has announced that the Keck School of Medicine will host the 2014 Lasker Lectures featuring recipients of the 2013 Lasker Awards.

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  • New USC study suggests brain blood vessels alter Alzheimer’s disease progression

    New research from the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute suggests that cells in the blood-brain barrier may control multiple steps in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. These cells, called pericytes, could serve as potential targets for novel Alzheimer’s treatments.

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  • Los Angeles benefactor pledges $5M to Alzheimer’s research at USC

    Berislav V. Zlokovic, MD, PhD, director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at USC, has been named the inaugural holder of the Mary Hayley and Selim Zilkha Chair for Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Zilkha, a member of the Keck School of Medicine Board of Overseers, has pledged a gift of $5 million to the school to fund the endowed chair. This latest gift brings Zilkha’s total giving to neuroscience research at the Keck School to more than $30 million.

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  • $4 million grant received to study maternal stress/childhood obesity links

    The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded a five-year, $4 million grant to a USC research team to discover whether stress in the lives of working mothers influences risk of childhood obesity in their children.

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The Keck Medicine Initiative

Part of the multi-year $6 billion Campaign for the University of Southern California, the Keck Medicine Initiative aims to raise $1.5 billion to benefit all aspects of USC’s medical enterprise.  The initiative focuses on four priorities within USC’s academic medical enterprise:

Medical Education Support

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The Keck School of Medicine is committed to providing financial assistance to its medical students.  Your contribution will help our exceptional medical students achieve their dreams and become the medical leaders of the future. Donate to Medical Education

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