USC has proposed a new, seven-story, 202,000 square foot building set on the Health Sciences Campus, citing its potential to unite interdisciplinary research teams and accelerate medical breakthroughs. The resulting advanced therapies would then be offered to medically underserved patients at the adjacent Keck Hospital of USC.
The collaborative research in the proposed building, named the Discovery and Translational Hub, would tailor disease prevention and treatment to each individual’s genetics, environment and lifestyle. This treatment approach would eventually reveal why some populations are at higher risk than others for certain diseases and how to develop culturally specific treatments and prevention methods.
The project will be up for preliminary approval at the city’s Planning Commission meeting on Oct. 12, before being considered by the City Council on a date to be determined.
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