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.

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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.

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Keck School received a prestigious $56.8 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.

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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.

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Forecasting the path of breast cancer in a patient

USC researchers have developed a mathematical model to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the Web.

For decades, medical schools have taught doctors that the

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USC Norris receives grant from Riley Foundation

A three-year grant of $360,000 to fund pancreatic cancer research has been given to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center by the Susan E. Riley Foundation.

“The Riley Foundation has generously supported USC Norris’ pancreatic cancer

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