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.
Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks No. 1 in funds received per principal investigator; USC Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Preventive Medicine ranked No. 2 nationally in funding
Keck School of Medicine recently received the
Social media is giving researchers insight into the rising use of hookah, according to a study out of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Hookah, smoked through a water pipe
Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California. Something wasn’t right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food