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.
Twice as many women as men develop Alzheimer’s disease, but even after years of research, aging experts are unsure why. Judy Pa, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, ... Read More »
Gage Crump, PhD Pinghui Feng, PhD The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists Gage Crump, PhD, and Pinghui Feng, ... Read More »
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC are tackling the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — Alzheimer’s disease — with a new study that intervenes decades before the disease develops. The ... Read More »