The research institutes provide a place for in-depth, integrative studies. They create intellectual, dynamic atmospheres and attract outstanding researchers interested in solving complex problems of biomedicine. The “division institutes” are treated administratively as divisions within an academic department. Defined by a research vision, they create intellectual, dynamic atmospheres and attract outstanding researchers interested in solving complex problems of biomedicine.
Los Angeles Basin Clinical & Translational Science Institute
The NIH has created a national consortium that will transform how clinical and translational research is conducted, ultimately enabling researchers to provide new treatments more efficiently and quickly to patients. This new consortium is funded through the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs). The LAB-CTSI was developed by USC and the Keck School of Medicine in response to this NIH initiative.
USC Institute for Genetic Medicine
At the IGM, scientists explore the molecular underpinnings of disease and work to develop new therapies and diagnostic tools. This program is based within the Keck School’s Office of Research Advancement.
USC Institute for Global Health
Founded in 2008, this institute addresses some of this century’s emerging global challenges: impacts of globalization and health, increased consumption of tobacco, decreased physical activity, increased environmental degradation, the rising incidence of chronic diseases, increasing inequity and poverty, and the faster spread of emerging diseases. The institute is based in the Department of Preventive Medicine.
USC Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research
This institute performs multidisciplinary research on health behavior and disease prevention on the individual, community and population levels. The institute is based within the Department of Preventive Medicine’s Division of Health Behavior Research.