Parents Association of the Keck School of Medicine

Parents Association of the Keck School of Medicine

Parents are part of the Trojan Family

Trojan parents should be given a chance to be involved and support their son's or daughter's USC experience. USC believes that parental support aids student success.

If you have a student at the Keck School of Medicine, you are automatically a member, and your membership is free.

What does the Parents Association do?
The Keck School of Medicine Parents Association, in partnership with the USC Office for Parent Programs, develops activities for the nationwide involvement of new and current Trojan parents. Events are designed to strengthen communication with other USC parents, promote parent participation and support your student's medical school experience. Learn More.

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Class of 2016 Looking Good in White

Addressing the first year medical students, their friends and families, vice dean of education Henri Ford said the success of this group would depend on hard work but, above all, teamwork.

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    A gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has established the Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. This year, two awards totaling $120,000 each will be given to successful teams in this year’s competition: the Organ-in-a-Dish Challenge.

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    A gift from The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has established the Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. This year, two awards totaling $120,000 each will be given to successful teams in this year’s competition: the Organ-in-a-Dish Challenge.

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  • Request for Proposals: The Audrey E. Streedain Regenerative Medicine Initiative (RMI) Award at USC

    A generous bequest by the Audrey E. Streedain Trust to the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has established the Audrey Streedain Initiative in Regenerative Medicine.

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  • Request for Proposals: Eli and Edythe Broad Fellowship Award

    A recent gift from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation established the Eli and Edythe Broad Society of Fellows at USC. An annual fellowship award of $80,000 that includes one year of salary and research support will be made to an exceptional senior postdoctoral researcher within USC’s stem cell research center. This investment and prestigious recognition for a stellar senior postdoctoral fellow is designed to ensure that he/she has the resources to complete the postdoctoral fellowship and acquire preliminary data that will facilitate the transition to an independent researcher position.

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  • USC undergraduates get a dose of stem cells in two new MEDS courses

    Science fiction author Margaret Atwood has frequently stated that biotechnology itself is neutral. It is how people use it that is good or bad. In the new spring course MEDS 380 Stem Cells: Fact and Fiction, this concept became a touchpoint for discussions of everything from clones to chimeras to cyborgs.

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  • The Merkin Family Foundation establishes four assistant professorships in regenerative medicine at USC

    In the past two years, USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine has welcomed six new assistant professors to its ranks — and more are on the horizon. Thanks to a gift from the Merkin Family Foundation, four of these talented young faculty members will be awarded Richard N. Merkin Assistant Professorships in Regenerative Medicine.

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  • California's stem cell agency hosts public meetings with citizens and patients

    This summer, leaders from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) visited Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco to consult with citizens and patient advocates in each city. These are the citizens who originally voted to create CIRM to dispense $3 billion to fund stem cell research in California, and the patients and advocates who will benefit when this research leads to new treatments for diseases.

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