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USC’s Vice President of Research elected as Board Chair for leading university-industry organization

Randolph Hall, Ph.D., Vice President of Research at USC, has been elected to be the incoming Board Chair for the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), a project-oriented, membership organization whose mission is to improve industry-university collaborations. His term begins July 1,… Read more


USC startups featured at upcoming venture showcase

USC Stevens will be participating as one of the sponsors at the next Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) First Look LA event. This event is a unique invitation-only sneak peek at some of the most promising research and emerging start-up… Read more

President Obama honors USC Eye Institute’s Dr. Mark Humayun in White House ceremony

USC’s Dr. Mark Humayan received the nation’s highest honor for achievement in advancing the fields of science and technology from President Barack Obama in a televised ceremony at the White House on May 19, 2016. In presenting Humayan with the… Read more

USC President C.L. Max Nikias presents an honorary degree to Mark Stevens.

USC honors Mark and Mary Stevens at 2016 Commencement ceremonies

Mark and Mary Stevens, long-time donors and supporters of USC, received honorary degrees from USC at the university commencement ceremony on May 13, 2016. The Stevens couple is the namesake behind the USC Stevens Center for Innovation, which Mark and… Read more


USC to Lead Public-Private Partnership Launched by the FNIH to Evaluate Liquid Biopsies as Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer Patients

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium is launching a research partnership to determine whether liquid biopsies can be used instead of traditional solid tumor biopsies for diagnosing and monitoring metastatic colorectal cancer. According to the… Read more

USC researchers honored at National Academy of Inventors induction ceremony

USC professors P. Daniel Dapkus, Scott Fraser and Andreas Molisch (pictured below, left to right) were inducted as fellows into the National Academy of Inventors in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on April 15, 2016. The three prolific researchers… Read more


Keck professor earns $7M research grant

Distinguished professor Jae Jung, Ph.D. (pictured), recently received the Outstanding Investigator Award by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a prestigious honor that comes with a $7 million research grant to investigate the development and prevention of Kaposi’s sarcoma. Jung was… Read more


Innovative Startup Ideas Sought for Next Student Innovator Showcase

USC student entrepreneurs have an opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars to fund their startup ideas, as the USC Stevens Center for Innovation is launching its call for applications this April for the 10th Annual Student Innovator Showcase. The… Read more


USC Viterbi professor awarded research grant of over $11.2 million

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded USC Viterbi professor Maryam Shanechi with an $11.25 million research grant to lead an interdisciplinary team developing brain-machine interfaces to enhance human decision making. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant will award… Read more

USC Stevens awards innovation at USC Biomedical Engineering event

USC Stevens recently awarded $500 in prizes to USC biomedical engineering students at the 20th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium. In honoring projects embodying innovation, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation awarded $350 for 1st prize winner Yuta… Read more