Keck’s Ophthalmology, Physiology/Neuroscience Depts. Top NIH Funding List

Seven Keck School of Medicine of USC departments are in the top 10 nationally in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

USC Study Finds “Dabbing Teens” More Likely to Keep Using Cannabis

Although the total number of high schoolers who were “dabbing,” i.e., inhaling cannabis vapor, was low, those teens had nearly six times the likelihood of continuing to use concentrates.

USC Stem Cell Scientist Investigates Leukemia’s Deadly Secrets

Rong Lu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC will use a $550,000 grant from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to continue investigating aggressive and resistant types of leukemia.

Introducing Teens to Real Lab Work

USC‘s STAR program brings together students from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School to work with USC faculty members on research.

USC Keck Professor Launches Study to Help the Hearing Impaired Gain Access to Music

With the help of a $2 million NIH grant, Ray Goldsworthy is launching a research project aimed at helping those with cochlear implants regain their appreciation for music.

Professor Receives Alzheimer’s Association Grant

Paul M. Thompson was awarded the grant, which provides up to $450,000 to study novel ways to prevent, diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease.

USC Study Connects Air Pollution, Memory Problems and Alzheimer’s-Like Brain Changes

Women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to fine particle pollution had declines in memory and physical brain changes that were not seen in women who breathed cleaner air.

Scientists Reveal a New Frontier in Cardiac Research

At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Saban Research Institute, researchers have discovered a mechanism of cardiac regeneration in zebrafish that could change the field of heart research.

Young Students Discover a Whole New Academic World at USC’s STEM Day

USC’s STEM Day of Discovery gave 700 local middle and high school students the opportunity to explore career opportunities in fields ranging from engineering to medicine.




Research Reveals Why Breast Cancer Spreads to the Brain

USC researchers have determined how cancer cells target certain organs, which could help develop treatments to slow or stop the disease from spreading.