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.
Too much residential traffic removes the protective effect a specific gene has on lowering asthma risk, according to a new USC study.
Children could have zero, one or two copies of a common gene variant.
USC researchers have identified a gene variant that decreases the risk of heart disease — but only among women.
Hooman Allayee, PhD, senior author of the study and associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck
Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers traveled to Russia recently to participate in Moscow Science Week as part of an effort to increase participation in ENIGMA, an international, collaborative study of the brain.