University of Southern California



Initiation of Clinical Trials Office in Keck School of Medicine

December 21, 2015 — As announced previously by Dr. Randolph Hall, on January 1, 2016, the USC Clinical Trials Office will move from the USC Office of Research into the Office of the Dean in the Keck School of Medicine.Full MEMO

Announcing USC’s Center for Health Systems Innovation

September 18, 2015 — The Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI), a new university-level Organized Research Unit, will be led by Dr. Carol Peden. CHSI will serve as a bridge between Keck Medicine of USC & faculty & students interested in research & education aimed at improving the quality & efficiency of health care delivery. More information here.

Expansion of Corporate Research Collaboration Support at USC Stevens

June 18, 2015 — Addition of two new staff within Corporate Collaborations group at USC Stevens focusing on the Life Science industry and on Physical and Information Science industries. These appointments reflect the mission of USC Stevens to maximize the translation of USC research into products for public benefit through licensing. MEMO

USC Stevens Process Review Update

April 21, 2015 — USC is exceptional in metrics of IP creation, particularly in patents issued. USC is also in the top 10 among private universities in patent applications and invention disclosures.Full announcement.

New Single Molecule Microscope

March 17, 2015 — The Office of Research, through its Core Instrumentation Fund, has partnered with the NCCC to acquire an N-Storm single molecule microscope. This new microscope complements USC's rapidly expanding capabilities in super-resolution microscopy. For more information.

Clinical Trials Directory

March 4, 2015 — Keck Medicine has launched a new directory to help patients and doctors find clinical trials at USC.

USC Hosts Biotech Summit

February 11, 2015 — USC is hosting the Los Angeles Biotech Summit on February 26, envisioning biotech development and jobs near Health Sciences Campus. More Information.


August 8, 2014 — The Office of Research is sponsoring a Clinical Research Coordinator Certification prep-course and exam, given by the Society for Clinical Research (SOCRA), on Feb 5 and 6, 2015. More information HERE.

NEW Web Portal for Inventions

March 26, 2014 — USC Stevens launches new web portal, simplifying tech transfer. Faculty, disclose your invention now. More Information

New Super Resolution Microscope System

August 26, 2013 — USC is installing a new DeltaVision OMX super resolution microscope in its Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (CEMMA) in September, providing 3D structured illumination. This acquisition is supported by the provost's core instrumentation fund along with the Dornsife College and Viterbi School.