Appointment of Dr. Donald Casebolt as Chair of the USC IACUC

Dear USC Research Community,   I am very pleased to announce that I have appointed Dr. Don Casebolt as chair of the USC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Casebolt is Associate Professor Emeritus in the USC Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, and was formerly Executive Director…

Monthly Update – June 2022

Covid-19 cases continue to be tracked and contact traced at USC. As a reminder, if any employee or student has been on campus in the 48 hours prior to symptoms, they should complete the tracing form in MySHR and inform their personal close contacts. Moving into the fall semester, the primary series vaccination plus booster…

Core Instrumentation Special Solicitation – Small Equipment

The Core Instrumentation Fund Special Solicitation – Small Equipment aims to provide USC researchers with greater access to shared equipment and key resources, including datasets and repositories, in addition to core instrumentation already available through existing core facilities.  The solicitation will consider requests up to $30,000 (smaller budgets welcomed) and invites proposals from core facilities for the acquisition…

Art, Religion, and History Collaborative Group

Religions and their historical contexts underlie a broad span of human activity from the creation of great art and architecture to deep-seated gender and racial bias, as well as the interrelationships between humanity, other living beings, and the natural environment. The academic study of religion, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, is an urgent priority…

Center for Sleep Health using Bioengineering

Sleep health is increasingly recognized as an essential part of human health and well-being. The long-term goal of the Center for Sleep Health using Bioengineering (“SleepHuB”) is to position USC nationally as the leading institution that employs transdisciplinary approaches to solve important medical and societally relevant problems related to sleep deficiency. SleepHuB will be unique…

Zumberge Research Coordination & Team Building Award

The Office of Research is launching a new Zumberge grant program! The Zumberge Research Coordination & Team Building (RCTB) Award provides opportunities to foster new collaborations between USC faculty, as well as between USC and other research institutions nationally, with the goal to support faculty teams working on collaborative, multidisciplinary new research projects. The RCTB award does…

Monthly Update – April 2022

Cases in Los Angeles County continue to rise; however, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remain relatively low. At USC, many protocols (including masking) are optional in most settings. Masking is still required in healthcare and public transportation settings. Researchers should consult with their PI to ensure that masking is not required based on the specific hazards…

Monthly Update – March 2022

As of March 7, 2022, indoor masking is strongly recommended, but not required, for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to protect them against COVID-19. Masking is still required in some areas such as healthcare and public transportation. Researchers should consult with their PI to ensure that masking is not required based on the specific hazards in…

Research and Development Priorities Award: Sustainability

The new deadline for the USC seed grant R&D Research Priorities Award is April 18th, 2022. This grant provides seed funding for interdisciplinary collaborative research activities involving groups of faculty from multiple schools who are preparing a proposal for an externally funded grant in areas of R&D priorities outlined by the federal government. Eligible areas…

Bice Clinical Research Center

The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is committed to the advancement of evidence-based practice in rehabilitation. To continue to develop their capability in this area, in 2010 the Division established the Bice Clinical Research Center, a specially designed facility for testing human research subjects and patients.