Keck School of Medicine of USC


Keck School of Medicine receives $2.5 Million grant for translational osteoarthritis research

December 21st, 2016|

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is one of four institutions to receive a multi-million dollar grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for translational research projects. The $2.5 million grant will support potential osteoarthritis therapies that could significantly impact standards of care for the disease. Arthritis affects

Arthur Toga installed as inaugural Ghada Irani Chair in Neuroscience

December 13th, 2016|

In recognition of his contributions to the field of neuroscience and understanding the workings of the human brain, Arthur Toga, PhD, has been established as the inaugural holder of the Ghada Irani Chair in Neuroscience.

Toga, Provost Professor of Ophthalmology and director of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, was installed as

Changes on tap as Keck School self-evaluates before accreditation visit

November 23rd, 2016|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is in the midst of a self-evaluation process in preparation for an accreditation site visit next year from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which accredits medical schools in the United States and Canada.

The Keck School received the maximum eight-year accreditation in 2010. In preparation for the

Philanthropy and collaboration highlighted at health care conference

November 23rd, 2016|

Alumni, residents, parents and friends of Keck Medicine of USC attended the first Annual Meeting and Health Care Conference recently, learning details of the educational programs, academic medical research and outstanding clinical care taking place at Keck Medical Center of USC and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and the importance of philanthropy to

State-of-the-art brain research facility opens its doors on health sciences campus

November 18th, 2016|

On Thursday, Nov. 17, the USC Stevens Hall for Neuroimaging, a modern, sleek, glass-enclosed building on the southern edge of USC’s Health Sciences Campus, opened its doors with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. USC Stevens Hall will be home to the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. Immediately prior to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Arthur

Rohit Varma named Keck School dean

November 10th, 2016|

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH has been named dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective immediately. Varma will also hold the May S. and John Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine.

USC Provost Michael Quick, PhD, announced the appointment Wednesday on behalf of USC President C. L. Max Nikias, PhD.

“I am truly honored and privileged

Meet Meghan McCullough, Tsao Global Surgery Fellow

November 8th, 2016|

In her sophomore year as a pre-medical student at Harvard University, Meghan McCullough faced a life-changing career decision: to train for a chance of pursuing her dream of making it to the Olympics or fulfill her long-held ambition of becoming a doctor.

It was heartbreaking, she said, to retire from ice dancing — a passion that

Varma honored for life achievement

November 8th, 2016|

Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, received the Life Achievement Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

The AAO, which held its annual meeting Oct. 14-18 in Chicago, presents the award to recognize “contributions to

Students inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society

October 12th, 2016|

A prestigious national student organization has established a new chapter at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Twenty-five members of the Keck School’s class of 2017 were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) on Sept. 7 in Aresty Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus. The GHHS is well-known for recognizing individuals who excel

Nurse anesthetist graduate takes skills on deployment

September 6th, 2016|

Although medical students comprise the majority of the graduates from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the school offers robust programs in a number of other disciplines, including nurse anesthesia. The rigorous program, which accepts only 16 students each year, provides comprehensive academic and clinical training in every aspect of anesthesiology.

Joe Romero, a 2013