Research

The Keck School of Medicine’s research programs span basic, translational, clinical and population research, with particular strengths in cancer, regenerative medicine, neurosciences, obesity and metabolic disease, pediatrics, preventive medicine and global health.

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Researchers and clinician collaborate to create a continuous loop of care

Our students enjoy a unique opportunity for multidisciplinary collaboration capable of producing next generation solutions for health problems facing our world today. Programs are conducted within 23 academic departments, more than 30 research centers and institutes and hospital/clinic complexes including USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Students work with a research faculty mentor on projects that contribute to groundbreaking discoveries in basic science, clinical research and patient care.

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Keck School received a prestigious $56.8 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.

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Research News & Highlights

Research at the Keck School includes dynamic activity in patient care, scientific discovery and medical and bioscience education. From groundbreaking projects to leading-edge speakers and international events, there is always something happening.

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Air pollution may lead to dementia in older women

Tiny air pollution particles — the type that mainly comes from power plants and automobiles — may greatly increase the chance of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to USC-led research.

Scientists and engineers found that older

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