Salerni Collegium Alumni Association

About the Association

The Salerni Collegium Alumni Association (SCAA) was established in 1958 and is home to all Keck School of Medicine graduates, former residents of LAC+USC, faculty, parents and friends who share the mission to support medical education. Over the years, Salerni has evolved into one of the biggest medical support and networking groups in the nation. Today, our organization provides scholarships for medical students, while also engaging in student programming such as our white coat ceremony, shadow and mentoring programs, student wellness, student tailgates, med-olympics and graduation.

SCAA membership is free and your involvement helps us support our medical students and further enhance the Keck Medicine Initiative. We engage our alumni with opportunities to network with one another and connect with current students who are on their journey to become medical leaders.

TALK Highlights

Kate Wilber, PhD, Supervisor Hilda Solis, Allison Young, Bella Chan and Richard Franco stand with the scroll presented to the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Forensic Center at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Dec. 6, 2016.

Los Angeles County Supervisors honor elder abuse watchdog group

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently honored a group of USC faculty members who work to protect vulnerable seniors from elder abuse. Diana Homeier, MD, associate professor of clinical family medicine and director of the geriatric medicine fellowship training program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and the Los Angeles County


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Keck School News

Air pollution linked to heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes in obese Latino children

High levels of pollution may make insulin-creating cells become less efficient, increasing the risk for Type 2 diabetes, USC researchers say Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Scientists tracked children’s health and respective levels


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