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.

  • Amy Lee, PhD

The Secret to Combating Pancreatic Cancer May Lie in Suppression of a Common Protein

Amy Lee, PhD New research emphasizes the potential of a promising pancreatic cancer target New research from the Keck School of Medicine of the USC shows new promise in the fight against one of the ... Read More »

  • Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Dr. Jay R. Lieberman has received a $2.2 million NIH grant to fund gene therapy research for enhancing repair of extensive bone injuries.

Keck School of Medicine of USC Receives $2.2 Million NIH Grant to Fund Research on Healing Difficult Bone Injuries

Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Dr. Jay R. Lieberman has received a $2.2 million NIH grant to fund gene therapy research for enhancing repair of extensive bone injuries. Five-year award will ... Read More »

  • The speed of information traveling within a child’s brain may signal who needs the most help after a head injury

Head injuries in kids appear to cause structural changes in brain

Some children with traumatic brain injury take longer to transfer visual perception information between the brain hemispheres. Special MRI scans show that these children have structural changes in their brains that result in cognitive ... Read More »

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