Three USC researchers win $4.3 million in awards from California’s stem cell agency

Three scientists from Keck Medicine of USC have won grants exceeding $4.3 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for research that includes creating a temporary liver for patients, finding novel ways to treat immune disorders and blood diseases, and developing new animal models for heart failure, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The grants, …

Joyce Richey, PhD, meets with medical student leaders of DEI interest groups. (Photo courtesy of the Keck School of Medicine of USC)

Keck School of Medicine of USC: A place where we all belong

Building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture at the Keck School. For the betterment of the Keck School of Medicine community, an innovative initiative was conceived last year known as the JEDI-WeST Committee: Justice through Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Well-being and Social Transformation. Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, chair of JEDI-WeST, has been leading the team of equity …

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