President’s Sustainability Research Award

The Office of Research is happy to announce a Request for Proposals for a new USC award program – the President’s Sustainability Research Award (PSRA). BACKGROUND: Integrating sustainability as a core value in USC’s strategic planning is a critically important institutional commitment. In addition to implementing impactful sustainability initiatives across USC’s campuses, great opportunities exist to expand…

Monthly Update – October 2022

Core Facility news – new equipment! A state-of-the-art  micro CT scanner is now available in Viterbi Structures and Materials Research Laboratory (SMRL)! One of only two such machines on the West Coast, it is capable of both 2D X-ray imaging and 3D CT scanning. Equipped with three target heads, it can produce a primary X-ray beam of 225 kV with up…

Appointment of Dr. Steven Moldin as Interim Associate Vice President of Research Strategy and Innovation

Dear USC Research Community,   I am pleased to share the appointment of Dr. Steven Moldin as Interim Associate Vice President of Research Strategy and Innovation (AVP-RSI) in the Office of Research (OOR), effective immediately.   As AVP-RSI, Dr. Moldin will be responsible for overseeing the functions of the Office of Research Advancement (ORA), Stevens…

Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship

The USC Associates Awards are the highest honors the university can bestow on its members for their distinguished achievements. Faculty from all schools and academic units are strongly encouraged to nominate colleagues with exceptional records of creativity in research for the USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship. We are now accepting nominations.…

Monthly Update – September 2022

As the COVID-19 case rate in Los Angeles County has dropped in community-level transmission, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised guidelines on mask requirements and recommendations. FACULTY ENGAGEMENT: Office of Research – Requests for Proposals (RFP): We are happy to announce the RFP for the  Core Laboratory / Shared Instrumentation Fund, which supports acquisition of shared instrumentation…

Monthly Update – August 2022

Los Angeles County is now categorized by the CDC as having moderate transmission of Covid. Surgical masks and N95 respirators are available and fully supported for use in indoor spaces and crowded spaces indoors and outdoors. As temperatures rise here in LA, the temperature of the room or building you are in may also rise…

Monthly Update – July 2022

Exciting news! Jeri Muniz has been appointed as the new interim Associate Vice President, Research Administration (AVPRA) in the Office of Research, effective July 1, 2022.  Jeri’s new responsibilities include oversight of key areas of research administration, including the Department of Contracts and Grants, Office of the Protection of Research Subjects, Department of Animal Resources,…

Appointment of Jeri Muniz as Interim Associate Vice President of Research Administration

Dear USC Research Community, I am pleased to inform members of the USC community of the appointment of Jeri Muniz as interim Associate Vice President, Research Administration (AV-PRA) in the Office of Research (OOR), effective July 1, 2022.   Jeri’s new responsibilities include oversight of key areas of research administration, including the Department of Contracts and Grants…

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…