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The USC Department of Ophthalmology and The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles continue to be ranked among the top 10 ophthalmology programs in the country by both U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times. The program's leading-edge research has resulted in 22 patents.  The innovative "retina chip," designed to restore sight to patients with blinding retinal disorders, has been developed at USC. The department was third in the country in the rankings of eye institutes and eye departments receiving research funding from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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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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  • Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Biology and Regenerative Medicine: The Organ-in-a-Dish Challenge

    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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  • Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Biology and Regenerative Medicine: The Organ-in-a-Dish Challenge

    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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