Josh Kun is ’16 MacArthur fellow
The prestigious “genius grant” honors the USC Annenberg professor and cultural historian whose innovative work explores unexpected cross-cultural connections.
Craniosynostosis — estimated to occur in roughly one out of every 2,500 births — can lead to a misshapen skull, developmental delays, hearing loss, blindness and even death. But a USC interdisciplinary study leverages expertise in three fields in an effort to find more effective treatments.
Keck School of Medicine researchers have received a two-year, $6 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine health issues related to asthma and obesity. Part of the funding will go toward the USC Children’s Health Study, the nation’s longest study on air pollution and kids’ health.
Amy King Dundon-Berchtold makes a generous gift to her “home away from home,” the club in the historic building named for the real estate investor’s late mother and stepfather. It’s an important campus venue that promotes intellectual, cultural and social interaction.