Scholarship winners thank Keck School donors

Going to medical school was a dream for Eric Arevalo. But he wasn’t going to realize that dream unless he got a scholarship. “I had $100,000 in [undergraduate] student loans when I was applying to medical school,” he explained to the dozens of donors to the Keck School of Medicine of USC who were recently ... Read More »

November 26th, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Autism Speaks awards nearly $1 million to Keck School researcher

Pat Levitt, PhD, W. M. Keck Provost Professor in pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has received a grant of nearly $1 million from advocacy organization Autism Speaks. Funding will support research into the treatment of chronic constipation to improve behavioral symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through clinics affiliated with Children¹s Hospital ... Read More »

November 25th, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

USC stem cell researcher Lori O’Brien receives the first Broad Fellowship

What makes stem cells develop into kidneys? Lori O’Brien, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Andy McMahon, PhD, FRS, has received the first Broad Fellowship to help answer this question. O’Brien is the first of a series of Broad Fellows, exceptional senior postdoctoral researchers at the transition point to starting their own ... Read More »

November 21st, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Feeling the Trojan Spirit

From left, Keck Parents Association Co-Presidents Dan and Carmel Gardner, Esther Geller, Ken Geller, John House, Polly Allen, Brent Allen and Steve Yamashita joined more than 300 Keck alumni, students, faculty and families for a pre-game picnic filled with good food, fun and Trojan spirit. Guests mingled as they enjoyed brunch provided by Pasadena restaurant Pie ‘n ... Read More »

November 14th, 2014|Announcements|

General David H. Petraeus gets a four-star tour of HSC

David H. Petraeus, PhD, retired four-star general and former CIA director, visited the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) on Nov. 4 to see for himself what the view is like on the front lines of the life sciences revolution. Petraeus — who also serves as the Judge Widney Professor at USC and Chairman of the KKR ... Read More »

November 14th, 2014|Announcements|