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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Data on the Brain: The Power of Imaging

It all started 30 years ago with a conversation between scientists over a beer.

Arthur Toga listened, intrigued, as one of his colleagues described a then-new project that used a specialized computer system to link together

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Massry winners helped launch gene editing revolution

The winners of this year’s Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize — Philippe Horvath, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier — come from different parts of the world and different backgrounds. What they have in common

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