Good Neighbors Campaign kicks off 20th anniversary with $2 million goal

The university’s Good Neighbors Campaign, USC’s annual employee-giving initiative organized by Civic Engagement, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a $2 million fundraising effort to support key university-community partnership programs.

Carolina Castillo, executive director of development for USC Civic Read More »

September 29th, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Medicine of USC researchers discover dual purpose of cancer drug in regulating expression of genes

Keck Medicine of USC scientists have discovered new clues about a drug instrumental in treating a certain blood cancer that may provide important targets for researchers searching for cures.

The team investigated whether demethylation of gene bodies induced by the drug Read More »

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

NIH awards $16 million to study genetics of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder using DNA samples from USC-led psychiatry cohort

A multi-institutional team of researchers studying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to create the most extensive genetic resource to date for these two devastating psychiatric disorders, Read More »

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

Researchers find how single genetic change causes cancerous tumors in young children’s eyes

Researchers at the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), together with colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, have answered the long-standing question of why mutations to a particular gene primarily cause tumors of the retina and not of Read More »

September 24th, 2014|Announcements|

NIH awards Keck School researcher $2 million to study air pollution-autism link

Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher Heather Volk, PhD, MPH, has received a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research on the relationship between prenatal air pollution exposure and the risk of developing Read More »

September 24th, 2014|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|