About MESH (Medicine, Engineering, Science and Humanities)

The MESH Academy is a joint initiative of the dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Office of the Provost. In an increasingly interconnected world facing significant health challenges, we must keep accelerating the pace of groundbreaking discoveries and their translation into revolutionary therapies. These objectives require an even greater convergence of multiple disciplines, including medicine, engineering, science and humanities (MESH).

Mission

Empower the convergence of research and innovation in Medicine, Engineering, Sciences and Humanities to address challenges in human health and disease.

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Faculty Engagement

Connect USC researchers to catalyze interdisciplinary efforts.

Support USC investigators in the development and progression of interdisciplinary research collaborative projects through active project management.

Promote awareness of USC research capabilities through news articles and social media channels.

Business Development & Industry Relations (BDIR)

Bridge USC researchers and physicians to industry and deliver customized partnering strategies to create long-term value.

Provide mentorship and connections to space and capital sources to aspiring USC entrepreneurs and early stage companies.

Build innovation ecosystem relationships with incubators, community and advocacy organizations and the private sector.

Cross-Disciplinary Education

Advance curriculum emphasizing innovation, entrepreneurship and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Develop educational programs from undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students to faculty.

Cultivate future workforce training programs to address existing gaps, as well as community health and empowerment.