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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, …

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 continued education and excellence throughout Keck Medicine of USC.

At Keck-Dornsife retreat, scientists share research

Seeking to strengthen partnerships between two of USC’s oldest schools, scientists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences recently gathered to discuss new research and areas for future collaboration. The Keck-Dornsife Research Retreat was held Oct. 1-2 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. The …

USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center opening is held

Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers recently joined board members from the University Kidney Research Organization (UKRO) to celebrate the opening of the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center in the Mudd Memorial Research Building. An initial $3.5 million pledge from UKRO supports the center and its six labs.

Peti-Peterdi is inducted into prestigious honor societies

Pioneering Keck Medicine of USC scientist Janos Peti-Peterdi, MD, PhD, received congratulations in early March in Salzburg, Austria, from Austrian President Heinz Fischer upon his induction into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The group of more than 1,700 scientists, researchers, artists and philosophers from across the globe focuses on furthering ethical and scientific …

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