Office of Development

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Transforming Medicine

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

Paul Beigelman, MD '48

TALK Donor Spotlight - Paul Beigelman, MD '48

Alumnus Paul Beigelman, MD '48, recently gave nearly $200,000 to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to create the Beigelman Family Scholarship Fund, an unrestricted endowed scholarship fund for medical students, in memory of his beloved late wife Irene.

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More News

  • White Coat Ceremony inaugurates students as physicians

    For 187 fresh-faced new medical students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Class of 2018, the act of putting on a white coat signified the beginning of their lives as health-care professionals. At a ceremony held on Aug. 15, 2014 in the Harry & Celesta Pappas Quad, these students received their white coats from faculty leaders to symbolize the trust placed in them by the public.

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  • USC Eye Institute study finds African-Americans at higher risk for diabetic vision loss

    Research by Keck Medicine of USC ophthalmology scientists demonstrates that African-Americans bear heavier burden of diabetic macular edema (DME), one of the leading causes of blindness in diabetic patients in the United States.

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  • $1 million gift celebrates work of late Keck School urologist John Stein

    Jane Centofante and her family’s impression of the care that their father received was the impetus for her first two initial gifts to the John P. Stein, MD, Endowed Chair in Urologic Cancer Research in memory of her father Al and, finally, her most recent gift of $1 million to fund the Stein chair.

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  • LAC+USC Medical Center welcomes new chief medical officer

    Highly regarded infectious disease specialist Brad Spellberg, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center and professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective July 1.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC scientists discover immune system component that resists sepsis in mice

    Molecular microbiologists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered that mice lacking a specific component of the immune system are completely resistant to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection. The discovery suggests that blocking this immune system component may help reduce inflammation in human autoimmune and hyper-inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type 2 diabetes.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC launches USC Neurorestoration Center

    Continuing its tradition of excellence and innovation in the clinical neurosciences, Keck Medicine of USC has established the USC Neurorestoration Center, a multi-institution collaboration for breakthrough discoveries that, for the first time, bring together neural engineering, neuroscience and neurorehabilitation to restore neurological function in the human brain.

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  • TALK Student Spotlight - Ashley Dunn, Class of 2014

    Students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are some of the best and brightest in the country. Their integrity, service orientation, adaptability and teamwork are unsurpassed. Ashley Dunn, a member of the graduating Class of 2014, is an excellent representation of this.

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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

 White Coat Ceremony

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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