After nomination by his peers, Charles J. Gomer, PhD, was selected for the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Service Award by USC’s Academic Senate.
The honor recognizes Gomer, professor of pediatrics and radiation oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, for his exceptional service to the faculty and to the university as a whole.
He has long been actively involved in academic governance at the university, serving as vice president (2012-13), president (2013-14) and immediate past president (2014-2015) of the USC faculty.
At Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, he is vice chair of faculty affairs in pediatrics and a cancer research scientist at the Saban Research Institute.
His pediatric translational research led to the development of the laser-chemotherapy procedure used nationally to treat retinoblastoma.
“Chuck Gomer exemplifies the best qualities of the academic scientist and colleague, and is well-deserving of this very special honor,” said Brent Polk, MD, vice president of academic affairs, chair of pediatrics at CHLA and director of the Saban Research Institute.
— Jennifer Jing