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.
Babies born to mothers whose immune systems had to grapple with a viral assault — even a mild one — have increased risk of brain and central nervous system abnormalities, according to a new study.
The international trial co-managed by USC will test a drug in people who show no symptoms of the disease
USC researchers announced Tuesday they will test a promising drug aimed at preventing or delaying the symptoms of
Brain connectivity atlas assists in the understanding of mental and neural disorders.
USC scientists have mapped an uncharted portion of the mouse brain to explain which circuit disruptions might occur in disorders such as Huntington’s disease