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.
Home to a Vibrant Scientific Community
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.
Keck School received a prestigious $56.8 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.
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.
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday is expected to announce that the University of Southern California will participate in a new Cancer Moonshot project to create the world’s first global liquid biopsy database on cancer.
When USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center member Ann Mohrbacher, MD, began her career in immunology, the idea that physicians one day could fight cancer using the body’s own immune system was still science fiction. Research
Researchers at the University of Southern California will demonstrate how using wearable technology and smartphones can improve cancer treatment at a White House event on Oct. 3.
“South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of