Keck School of Medicine of USC


Massry Prize winners speak on optogenetics, breakthrough technology in brain research

December 5th, 2016|

The Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize is sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Dean’s Office. On Thursday, October 20, The USC Institute for Genetic Medicine hosted winners of the 2016 Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize, scientists — Gero Miesenboeck,  Peter Hegemann and Karl Deisseroth who paved the way for a breakthrough technology

Department of Family Medicine Newsletter

April 6th, 2016|

The spring edition of the Department of Family Medicine newsletter is out. In this issue, we announce that we recently received a generous gift from Mrs. Judith D. Tamkin to fund a series of symposia on elder mistreatment. The first symposium, September 15 and 16, 2016, will address barriers to research. We are immensely grateful

Russian participation in ENIGMA hailed at Moscow Science Week

February 1st, 2016|

Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers traveled to Russia recently to participate in Moscow Science Week as part of an effort to increase participation in ENIGMA, an international, collaborative study of the brain.

Paul Thompson, PhD, Keck School of Medicine of USC professor and principal investigator and co-founder of the Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics Through

Request for Proposals: Broad Clinical Research Fellows

January 21st, 2016|

A recent gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation established the Eli and Edythe Broad Clinical Research Fellows at USC. There are up to four available positions to support clinical research fellow training. The fellows must have completed their MD or MD/PhD training, currently be in their residency or fellowship program, and hold a

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute researcher’s paper selected as ‘Best of 2015’

December 13th, 2015|


The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) recently selected Ralf Langen, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Keck School of Medicine’s paper as one of the best papers published this year. It was also selected as one of the 16 papers to be published as part of the journal’s “Papers of the Week”

Radiation Oncology Newsletter

December 13th, 2015|

We are pleased to bring you the latest news from the Department of Radiation Oncology. Over the past several months, we have launched new clinical programs like total body irradiation (TBI) and have plans to launch other clinical programs soon. We continue to roll out new technologies at our various sites of care. We have

Hear, and Now: Restoring Sound Perception After Hearing Loss

October 8th, 2015|

The Caruso family was caught up in a movie at home earlier this year when daughter Gianna, 15, made the announcement that would change her father’s life.

“Dad and Mom, I hear the rain.”

Rick Caruso ’80 smiled. “Yeah, it’s raining,” he said, turning his attention back to the movie.

“No, Dad,” said the teen. “I hear the

Data on the Brain: The Power of Imaging

October 8th, 2015|

It all started 30 years ago with a conversation between scientists over a beer.

Arthur Toga listened, intrigued, as one of his colleagues described a then-new project that used a specialized computer system to link together early satellite imagery of the Earth. A neuroscientist, Toga wondered if that computer system could do the same with pictures

Training Robotic Surgeons Worldwide

September 24th, 2015|

Surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC perform more robotic surgeries than at any other hospital in the metro Los Angeles area. What make these procedures extraordinary are not only the state-of-the-art robotic technology, but also the exceptional skill and experience of the surgeons, who are faculty members at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.


Keck School of Medicine of USC establishes USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute

June 26th, 2015|

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has established the USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI), located in San Diego, CA. Distinguished Alzheimer’s disease scientist, Paul Aisen, MD, is being proposed for professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and founding director of USC ATRI,