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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, …

Joseph T. Rodgers and Hyungjin Eoh win Baxter Awards

Directors of the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation visited the USC Health Sciences Campus this May, to hear presentations from Keck School of Medicine of USC faculty and meet with participants in the Baxter Foundation Student Research Fellowship Program. The Baxter Foundation recently gave $300,000 to the Keck School to support junior faculty …

Four honored at UKRO benefit gala

University Kidney Research Organization (UKRO) honored USC academic and scientific leaders at its sixth gala dinner March 18 at The Beverly Hilton, with 300 attendees. This group of vocal champions of kidney disease research included Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Quick, scientist Andrew McMahon, surgeon Robert Selby and physician Yasir Qazi.

Christina Curtis wins young investigator award

The V Foundation for Cancer Research recently honored Christina Curtis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, with one of only 17 2012 V Scholar grants. The V Scholar award provides $200,000 to fund specific research being conducted by a young investigator. It also provides the recipients with resources …

Zlokovic named chair of Keck School Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics

Berislav V. Zlokovic, an internationally recognized leader in the research of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke from the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been appointed to the position of professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the Keck School of Medicine, effective Dec. 15. Zlokovic has also been named the director …

President Nikias gives first address to faculty on Health Sciences Campus

Speaking to faculty on the Health Sciences Campus in his first major speech about the academic future of the university, USC President C. L. Max Nikias answered the question of why he chose this campus. “Because we will be placing a spotlight on this campus,” Nikias said. “This is your moment to shine–to shine on …

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