Awards & Distinctions

Internationally recognized leading-edge research propels translational biomedicine into the future

Keck researchers are continually honored for their outstanding contributions to advancing medical knowledge. Our research is also acknowledged by notable funding and grants to support and promote our bench to bedside initiatives.

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Notable Publications

Professor Hong Wei Dong
Professor Hong-Wei Dong leads a team working on an ambitious NIH-funded Mouse Connectome Project at the USC Institute of Neuroimaging and Informatics, Keck School of Medicine of USC. The first major milestone research paper entitled “Neural Networks of the Mouse Neocortex” was published in Cell in the Feb. 2014 issue (Zingg et al., 2014, Cell, 156). This article was selected as one of the Top 10 research articles in Cell: Best of 2014. This paper is also on the 40 years of Cell timeline as one of only two landmark papers in 2014. 

Read More on the Mouse Connectome Project

National Awards & Distinctions

OMID AKBARI
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Careers in Immunology Award — American Association of Immunologists

CHENG-MING CHUONG
Professor of Pathology
Elected to Board of Governors — Society of Investigative Dermatology

AMIR GOLDKORN
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Outstanding Investigator Award — Western Section, American Federation for Medical Research

JOSEPH LANDOLPH
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Member of the Carcinogen Identification Committee — reappointed by California Governor Jerry Brown

HEINZ-JOSEF LENZ
Professor of Medicine
Outstanding Investigator Award — Western Society of Clinical Investigation

WILLIAM MALLON
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Outstanding Contribution in Education Award — American College of Emergency Physicians

MEGAN L. MCCAIN
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
“35 Innovators Under 35” — MIT Technology Review

JONATHAN SAMET
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Luther L. Terry Award — American Cancer Society, Distinguished Career category

SEAN SASSANO-HIGGINS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Resident Recognition Award — The American Psychiatric Association

 

Academy & Society Fellows

CHENG-MING CHUONG
Professor of Pathology
Fellow — American Association for the Advancement of Science

SRVANTHI REDDY
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Fellow — American Society of Emergency Radiology

HISHAM TCHELEPI
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Fellow — Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

 

Internal Awards

JOHN BRIERE
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Faculty Teaching Award, PGY1 Residents — KSOM

ROB COBB
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Outstanding Teacher of the Year — Psychiatry Department, KSOM

ISABEL LAGOMASINO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Outstanding Teacher Award — Department of Psychiatry, KSOM

YARA SALMAN
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Teacher’s Award, PGY II Residents — USC Psychiatry Residency Program

ERICA SHOEMAKER
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Dean’s Teaching Award, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

CLIVE TAYLOR
Professor of Clinical Pathology
Faculty Teaching Award I — KSOM

ANNA XIAO
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & the Behavioral Sciences
Faculty Teaching Award — KSOM
Psychiatry Residency Program Appreciation Award — LAC+USC