Keck School of Medicine of USC

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Here’s how your philanthropy is having an impact on the Keck School of Medicine of USC:

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$730.7M for Academic Priorities
$394.8M for Endowment
$239.7M for Capital Projects




$44,171,504 raised for scholarships
40 endowed scholarships established


$494,404,257 raised for chairs, professorships and other faculty support
$508,282,306 raised for research
22 faculty positions endowed:

  • 18 chairs
  • 4 professorships

7 fellowship programs endowed


Departments, Centers, Institutes Named or Created

  • Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center
  • USC Roski Eye Institute
  • USC Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI)
  • The Auditory Research Center
  • Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
  • Henrietta C. Lee and Harold E. Lee Women’s Health Center
  • The USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine
  • USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center
  • USC Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer
  • USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
  • USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research
  • USC Caruso Family Center for Childhood Communication
  • Stephenson Family Personalized Medicine Center

Academic Programs Named or Created

  • Alia Tutor Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology
  • David L. Lee and Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science Technology
  • Donald I. Feinstein Chair in Hematology
  • Eric & Peggy Lieber Chair in Neurology
  • Ghada Irani Chair in Neuroscience
  • Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Cancer Research Chair
  • Henrietta C. Lee Chair in Cancer Research
  • Jane and Kris Popovich Chair in Cancer Research
  • Jane Centofante and Family and John P. Stein, MD. Endowed Chair in Urology Cancer Research
  • Keck Chair in Neurogenetics
  • Lawrence W. & Janice M. Kelly Chair in Hematology
  • Lucy and Berle Adams Chair in Cancer Research
  • Mary Hayley and Selim Zilkha Chair for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
  • Norman E. Levan Chair in Medical Ethics Fund
  • Shirley and Donald Skinner Endowed Chair of Urologic Cancer Surgery
  • Watt Family Chair in Head and Neck Cancers
  • Helene and Lou Galen Professorship of Neurology
  • Gary Lieskovsky MD Fellowship in Urologic Oncology
  • Dhablania and Kim Family Global Medicine Fellowship
  • Della Martin Residency in Psychiatry
  • James J. and Sue Femino Gross Anatomy Lab
  • Roxanna Todd Hodges Comprehensive Stroke Clinic
  • Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • The Chang Stem Cell Engineering Facility
  • The Choi Family Therapeutic Screening Facility
  • Celesta Pappas-Bosés and Scott R. Bosés Office of Patient and Family Experience
  • Marcel Nimni and Fabiola Cordoba Tissue Engineering and Drug Discovery Laboratory
  • The Master of Science in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • Howard P. House, MD Endowed Visiting Lectureship Fund

Capital Projects and Renovations

Since 2011, the Keck School of Medicine of USC has created more than 179,260 square feet of basic and translational research space:

  • The USC Norris Healthcare Center (HC3), a new clinical consultation center with 89,609 net square feet of new clinical space
  • Expansion of the USC ATRI Biorepository and Wet Lab to a 10,000 square foot lab and biorepository facility in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley
  • Soto Building: 70,000 square feet of dry lab research space and academic center for Preventive Medicine
  • Broad Vivarium Completion: 8,500 square feet of research support space
  • John Tracy Clinic: 6,600 square feet of new research and clinic space for HC3 faculty
  • HC4: 15,400 square feet of new research space for Drs. Humayun and Weiland
  • USC ATRI: 40,000 square feet of space increased from 21,000 square feet, 19,000 square feet were added including office and conference center spaces.
  • USC Stevens Hall: 25,760 square feet of dry lab space
  • USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Research Space opened 3,000 square feet of new dry lab research space in the HRA building
  • The USC Roski Eye Institute opened a new state-of-the-art clinic in 2017.
  • In 2017, a new 4,100 sq. ft. clinical skills center in Seaver Hall was underway.
  • Remodeling of the Mayer Auditorium student lecture hall and Hastings Auditorium in 2015
  • Aresty Auditorium, located in the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, was remodeled to become the primary lecture hall for Year II students beginning in September 2016.
  • Currie Hall, a four-story 157-unit (450-bed) housing facility for medical students and their families, opened in August of 2016. The building includes a day care center capable of serving 130 children, as well as recreational and dining facilities.

Notable Gifts

  • In 2011, W. M. Keck Foundation gave a $150 million naming gift to accelerate groundbreaking medical, clinical and translational research and education.
  • Between 2016 and 2018, Larry Ellison donated $215 million to USC to establish the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, a new center in Los Angeles that will combine interdisciplinary research with the holistic prevention and treatment of cancer.
  • In 2015, longtime USC benefactors Mark and Mary Stevens announced a donation of $50 million to endow and name the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute.
  • In 2016, longtime USC benefactors Gayle and Edward Roski gave a $25 million gift to endow and name the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute at Keck Medicine of USC.
  • In June 2015, USC Trustee Rick J. Caruso and his wife, Tina, donated $25 million to endow and name the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. This is the largest gift ever received by an Otolaryngology Department in the United States.
  • Entrepreneur and industrialist Norbert Gehr’s family foundation gave a $20 million gift to the Keck School of Medicine for research to fight leukemia.
  • USC Trustee Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, gave $20 million toward construction of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC. In recognition of the gift, the lobby of the Ellison Institute will be named in honor of Marc Benioff’s late father, Russell Benioff.
  • In 2014, the Jeffrey M. Carlton Charitable Foundation gave a $15.3 million gift to Keck for research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • In 2012, the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation gave a $15 million gift to support construction of a new outpatient clinic building that will be named the Norris Healthcare Consultation Center.
  • In 2018, the Hastings Foundation pledged $12.5 million, which benefited the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) at Keck Medicine of USC. In 2015, the Hastings Foundation pledged $7.5 million over five years to establish and name the center.
  • In 2014, the Helen Diller Family Foundation gave a $10.3 million gift in support of Nattokinase research
  • In 2018, USC Trustee Daniel Epstein and his wife, Phyllis, via the Epstein Family Foundation, donated $10 million to name the USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine.
  • In 2018, retired ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, donated $10 million to name the USC Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics.
  • In 2015, USC Trustee Malcolm Currie and his wife, Barbara, gave $10 million toward the endowment of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and construction of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. In recognition of their investment in the university’s biomedical research and education, a new Health Sciences Campus residence hall and the lobby of the USC Michelson Center was named in honor of the Curries.
  • In 2015, entrepreneurs Emmet and Toni Stephenson and their daughter Tessa Stephenson Brand gave a $10 million gift to establish the Stephenson Family Personalized Medicine Center, dedicated to tailoring cancer treatments to each individual.
  • In 2010, Ming Hsieh donated $50 million to establish a USC institute for research on engineering medicine for cancer, $25 million of which went to Keck.

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