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Carolyn C. Meltzer named dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC

USC leaders have named radiologist and nuclear medicine doctor Carolyn C. Meltzer as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Currently the William P. Timmie Professor and chair of the …

As USC’s first senior vice president for health affairs, Steve Shapiro oversees clinical operations at Keck Medicine of USC and research and medical training at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. (USC Photo/Richard Carrasco III)

Steve Shapiro brings a big-picture approach to medicine to USC

Steve Shapiro takes the macro view of medicine. This spring, he became the first senior vice president for health affairs at USC, where he will oversee — and build bridges between — clinical …

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Remembering Eli Broad

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Eli Broad. Eli and Edythe’s philanthropy in the arts, science and education have been transformative. Eli approached philanthropy with an …

Steven Shapiro, MD, will begin his role as USC senior vice president for health affairs on May 15. (Photo/Courtesy of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

Steven Shapiro named first USC senior vice president for health affairs

The physician-scientist will bridge clinical and research efforts, a collaborative approach designed to improve care. Steven D. Shapiro, MD, executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer of the University of …

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Happy 10th anniversary to USC’s stem cell research center

On October 29, 2010, we opened the doors of the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC. Today, on the 10th anniversary of the …

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What is the USC Ombuds?

Stress levels are running high with a pandemic, global recession, and social injustice threatening livelihoods and lives. While the USC Office of the Ombuds can’t resolve the world’s woes, it can serve …

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Meet the team keeping USC’s medical school running during COVID-19

By late March, the USC Health Sciences Campus had emptied out as students, staff and faculty sheltered at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, it was simply not possible to …

Carol L. Folt will become the 12th president of the University of Southern California. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Carol L. Folt to become USC’s 12th president

Noted life scientist, teacher and academic leader Carol L. Folt will become the University of Southern California’s 12th president, the USC Board of Trustees announced today. Formerly chancellor of the University of North …

Laura Mosqueda (Photo by Steve Cohn)

Dean’s installation speech calls for hard work, redemption

An air of renewal charged the proceedings as Laura Mosqueda, MD, was formally installed as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC before a standing-room only audience. The ceremony took …

Laura Mosqueda (Photo by Ricardo Carrasco III)

Keck School’s dean aims for return to guiding principles of medicine

Laura Mosqueda, MD, wants the Keck School of Medicine of USC to get back to basics. As the medical school’s new dean, she is emphatically calling on physicians, researchers, staff members and …

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Laura Mosqueda tapped as dean of the Keck School

USC has appointed Laura Mosqueda, MD, as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective May 1. Mosqueda, who was appointed the school’s interim dean in October, is an accomplished physician, …

From left, philanthropists Kin-Chung and Amy Choi with Andy McMahon, director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Steve Cohn)

The Choi Family’s gift inspires USC Stem Cell scientists to “Return to the Beginning”

Twenty-five years ago, philanthropists Kin-Chung and Amy Choi marked the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary by purchasing the sculpture “Return to the Beginning,” by renowned Taiwanese artist Yuyu Yang. Now in …

From left, philanthropists Kin-Chung and Amy Choi with Andy McMahon, chair of the executive committee of USC Stem Cell (Photo by Steve Cohn)

Special gift to establish patient-centered care program

A generous gift from the Chois, who are ambassadors for Stem Cell Research, will establish an endowment and fund new programs in perpetuity that are designed to strengthen patient-centered care and support …

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Americans for Cures animations highlight stem cell clinical trials

How do clinical trials work? With the support of Proposition 71 and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California stem cell scientists at USC and elsewhere are developing a new generation …

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Wellcome Trust’s Translation Awards support applied R&D projects

The aim of the Wellcome Trust’s Translation Awards is to develop innovative and ground breaking new technologies in the biomedical area. Concept notes are due April 15; preliminary applications are due June …

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Amgen enters into master research collaboration agreement with USC

Amgen recently entered into a three-year master research collaboration with USC. The agreement consists of a set of pre-defined terms and conditions in order to facilitate and streamline early discovery and translational …

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Q&A: USC Stem Cell Ambassador Richard Merkin

USC Stem Cell Ambassador Richard Merkin is the founder of the Heritage Provider Network, which, under his leadership, became the largest physician-owned and operated integrated delivery system in the United States. He …

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The Merkin Family Foundation establishes four assistant professorships in regenerative medicine at USC

In the past two years, USC’s Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine has welcomed six new assistant professors to its ranks — and more are on the horizon. Thanks to a …

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David Warburton’s new book explores current state of regenerative medicine

From offering new cancer-fighting options to re-growing damaged organs and nerves, regenerative techniques have a use in nearly every area of medicine. These diverse applications are explored in the new book Stem …

Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC (Photo by Chris Shinn)

USC Stem Cell recruits nearly 20 new Ambassadors

In 2014, USC Stem Cell recruited nearly 20 Ambassadors for Stem Cell Research at USC. The Ambassadors hail from everywhere — San Diego to San Francisco, Hawaii to Beijing — and include …