Keck School kicks off annual Good Neighbors Campaign
USC's annual community outreach effort, the Good Neighbors Campaign, kicked off October 1. Watch how your contributions can directly change the lives of those living around the Univerity Park and Health Sciences campuses. Oct. 3, 2008. Full
Coach Pete Carroll pitches The Doctors of USC USC Trojan Football Coach Pete Carroll is featured in a new promotional campaign for The Doctors of USC debuting this fall. The ad's premise highlights that Carroll himself is a patient of The Doctors of USC. Sep. 10, 2008. Full
USC celebrates $60 million gift for division of Hematology USC officials announce a historic $60 million gift for the division of hematology and the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center from the Jane Anne Nohl estate—the largest philanthropic donations ever designated to a hematology program and the sixth largest gift to USC. Dec. 13, 2007.
USC surgeon Namir Katkhouda named to prestigious French Legion of Honor France’s elite Legion of Honor officially inducted USC surgeon Namir Katkhouda into its ranks in a ceremony at USC. He received the award—the highest honor the country can bestow—for his pioneering work in laparoscopic surgery. Dec. 17, 2007.
Larry King presides over Nov. 8 conference on cardiac care King and national health leaders highlight barriers to care for low-income and uninsured. Nov. 8, 2007.
$25 million Broad
Foundation gift creates stem cell institute at USC The University of Southern California has
received $25 million from The Broad Foundation to create
the Broad Institute for Integrative Biology and Stem
Cell Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
The 215,000-square-foot facility, when completed, will
be the largest stem cell research center in California. February 23, 2006.
USC study links
smoggy air to lung damage in children By age 18, the lungs of many children who
grow up in smoggy areas are underdeveloped and will
likely never recover, according to a study by Keck School
of Medicine researchers in the New England Journal of
Medicine. September 8, 2004.
grant spurs new effort to fight diabetes The Keck School of Medicine and Childrens
Hospital Los Angeles will begin a new initiative to
identify and address the interrelated factors that lead
to obesity and diabetes in East Los Angeles and South
Los Angeles. June 9, 2004.
General tours USC Maternal-Child HIV Center
Kofi Annan visited the Comprehensive Maternal-Child
and Adolescent HIV Management and Research Center Dec.
3 as part of a two-day visit to Los Angeles. December
Engineering Research Center by NSF
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded USC
$17 million to fund a new center that is expected to
move the Los Angeles region to the forefront of the
growing biotechnology industry. October 10, 2003.
Secretary of Energy announces $9 million artificial
retina grant to USC
U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham visited the
USC Health Sciences Campus on November 25 to announce
a $9 million grant towards the creation of an artificial
retina to restore vision to people blinded by degenerative
retinal diseases. Included in that money, Abraham said,
is support to build a new Department of Energy (DOE)
artificial retina laboratory at the Doheny Eye Institute.
Dec. 6, 2002.