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.
Rohit Varma named Keck School deanRohit Varma, MD, MPH has been named dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective immediately. Varma will also hold the May S. and John Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine. USC Provost Michael Quick, PhD, announced the appointment Wednesday on behalf of USC President C. L. Max Nikias, PhD. “I am truly honored
Keck School News
Massry Prize winners speak on optogenetics, breakthrough technology in brain researchThe Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize is sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Dean’s Office. On Thursday, October 20, The USC Institute for Genetic Medicine hosted winners of the 2016 Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize, scientists — Gero Miesenboeck, Peter Hegemann and Karl Deisseroth who paved the way for a breakthrough technology