A rich, long history of reaching out to our community and the people throughout Southern California
Community partnerships enable the Keck School to explore ways to improve health and education services that meet the needs of the surrounding community.
Keck in the Community
Out of the more than 200 outreach programs at USC, Keck School of Medicine faculty, students and staff lead dozens of community outreach efforts from the Health Sciences Campus.
Chief among these efforts are programs that target the youth of the community, helping build their bodies, minds and spirits and start them on promising careers. Some provide direct medical care services at no cost, while other programs seek to prepare and support disadvantaged students for college and advanced careers in health care and science.
Dean’s Community Leadership Council
Members of the Dean’s Community Leadership Council partner with the Keck School of Medicine to explore ways to improve health services that meet the needs of the surrounding community.
The Keck School is connected with the surrounding community in two important ways: clinical faculty provide health care to many tens of thousands of patients in the community and many staff members both of the Keck School and of its major teaching hospital, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, live in the community. Council discussions offer a forum to communicate with the community members about the Keck School and learn what are the concerns of the community on an ongoing basis.
Members of the Dean’s Community Leadership Council are:
Sr. Associate Dean, Clinical Administration (LAC+USC), Keck School of Medicine of USC
Executive Director, Legacy LA
Jorge C. Corralejo
President, Macondo Leasing Company, Inc.
President of the Board, Variety Boys & Girls Club
J. Lorraine Estradas, RN, MPH,
Chief Executive Officer, Arroyo Vista Family Health Center
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Keck Medicine of USC
President, Business Improvement District of Lincoln Heights
Associate Senior Vice President, Civic Engagement, University Relations, University of Southern California
President, Mockingbird Communications
President, East Los Angeles College
Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
President, Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director, Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero
Executive Officer, Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA
Executive Director, Proyecto Pastoral
Senior Vice President, University Relations, University of Southern California
Herb K. Schultz
President & CEO, Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center
Executive Director, HSC Community Partnerships, University of Southern California
Program Director, Consulado General de Mexico
Carlos Antonio H. Vaquerano
Executive Director & Founder, Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund
Rohit Varma, MD, MPH
Interim Dean, Keck School of Medicine
President & Founder, The Wall las Memorias
President, Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce