The University of Southern California is poised for significant growth in the health sciences — including a targeted philanthropic campaign to support a major research hub, boost interdisciplinary collaboration across the university and raise funds for student debt relief and faculty retention, Carol L. Folt, PhD, said Wednesday in the second of two State of the University speeches.

Folt shared details with health sciences employees, who represent almost half of the overall university’s people and resources, while also praising their tireless dedication.

“We are back — although I say that knowing that many of you have never left,” Folt said from the Broad Lawn at the Health Sciences Campus. “We all turned on a dime to implement policies to protect the health and safety of our people.”

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