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USC Stevens gives innovation awards at USC Biomedical Engineering event, April 21, 2017
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation recently sponsored and awarded two innovation prizes at the the 21st Annual Grodins Graduate Research Symposium, hosted by the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering. Read more…

USC Stevens gives innovation awards at Ostrow School of Dentistry Research Day, April 6, 2017
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation sponsored and awarded two innovation prizes at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC’s Annual Research Day on April 5, 2017 at USC’s Galen Center. Read more…

USC Viterbi’s Information Sciences Institute awarded over $30M to design defect-free electronic chips, March 29, 2017
A research team lead by Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has been awarded a $30.9 million federal contract under the Rapid Analysis of Various Emerging Nanoelectronics (RAVEN) program, by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), to develop tools capable of imaging the smallest of features in modern silicon integrated circuit chips. Read more…

USC Viterbi & USC Annenberg “Crosstown Traffic” project reveals key findings about LA traffic, March 29, 2017
Which roadways in Los Angeles are the most accident-prone? What is the most hazardous travel time? These questions and more are answered in new data recently released by the “Crosstown Traffic” project…Read more…

Donation by Singer Selena Gomez creates new research fund for lupus research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, March 21, 2017
Singer Selena Gomez has donated an undisclosed amount to the Keck School of Medicine of USC to support research of lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease. Read more…

Ostrow-led multi-university research group awarded $12 million to develop tissue regeneration products, March 7, 2017
A multi-university research team led by the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has been awarded $12 million in federal research funding to work on developing products that facilitate tissue regeneration. Read more…

Shri Narayanan named first holder of the Niki and C. L. Max Nikias Chair in Engineering, February 28, 2017
Professor Shrikanth (Shri) Narayanan of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering was recently formally installed as the holder of USC’s first endowed chair named after the university’s current president and his wife. Read more…

Giant magnet installed at Stevens Hall for breakthrough MRI machine, February 28, 2017
A 7T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine weighing 22 tons was installed Feb. 2 at Stevens Hall, home to the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, on the USC Health Sciences Campus. Read more…

USC Viterbi’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing opens in downtown L.A., February 28, 2017
The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has opened its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) this month in downtown Los Angeles. Read more…

Eli and Edythe Broad donate $1 million to further stem cell research, February 28, 2017
Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have donated $1 million to support early-stage stem cell research projects at three California universities: USC, UCLA and the University of California, San Francisco. Read more…

USC Viterbi Faculty Led-Research Awarded $1.8 Million in Funding from US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, February 20, 2017
A research team at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has been awarded $1.8 million in research funding by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Initiative to assist with the nation’s efforts to integrate solar energy into the grid. Read more…

New Licensing Associate Joins USC Stevens Team, January 10, 2017
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise McKenzie as Licensing Associate, Physical Sciences at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Read more...

USC Keck researcher receives $2.5M CIRM grant, January 9, 2017
Congratulations to Denis Evseenko, M.D., Ph.D, of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on being awarded a $2.5 million CIRM translational award to develop a stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis. Read more…

USC’s Mark Thompson Awarded IEEE Medal, January 9, 2017
USC Professor Mark E. Thompson, Ph.D., is the co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for his innovative work leading to organic light-emitting diode displays (OLED), technology that can be found in everything from smartphones to flat-screen TVs. Read more…

USC’s Mark Humayun, Shri Narayanan elected fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, January 9, 2017
USC faculty members Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D. and Shrikanth “Shri” Narayanan, Ph.D. were recently named fellows to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. Read more…

New Associate Director, Corporate Collaborations Joins USC Stevens Team, January 3, 2017
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mina Zion, J.D. as Associate Director, Corporate Collaborations. Read more…

Acucela Secures Option to Exclusively Acquire Novel USC Retinal Technology, December 14, 2016
USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to share news about an exclusive license newly executed for the rights to a novel retinal technology developed by researchers at USC. Read more…

Funding Opportunity: February 1st deadline for USC Stevens TAG program, December 8, 2016
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the next Request for Proposals submission round for the USC Stevens Technology Advancement Grants (TAG) program. Read more…

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Expands Office Hours, November 22, 2016
USC faculty, researchers and inventors now have more opportunities to meet with the USC Stevens Center for Innovation to discuss ways to facilitate the commercialization of their research and technologies, as USC Stevens has expanded its office hours schedule. Read more…

USC Stevens Center for Innovation Launches Start-Up Investment Program, November 22, 2016
USC researchers and inventors have a new university resource, as the USC Stevens Center for Innovation has launched a new program to support the translation of research through USC startups. Read more…

USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase Awards Over $30K to Student Startups, October 18, 2016
Recently, the 10th Annual USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase was held on October 7, 2016 during Trojan Family Weekend. Read more…

Where are they now? OptDx: Global Impact award winner at the 2015 USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, October 4, 2016
Before USC students Ja-Yoon Choe and Ayush Jaiswal entered the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase last year, they had a great concept for medical software but no previous business experience for how to make their idea a reality. Read more…

USC to show how wearable technology can improve cancer treatment, September 29, 2016
Researchers at USC will demonstrate how using wearable technology and smartphones can improve cancer treatment at a White House event on Oct. 3. Read more…

Special Guest Mark Stevens to give keynote speech at 10th Annual USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, August 12, 2016
Are you a USC student with a startup idea or invention? Enter the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase business competition to win funding to take your concept further. Read more…

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center to Collaborate with Trovagene to Standardize the Use of Trovera™ ctDNA Liquid Biopsy Tests in Patient Care, July 12, 2016
The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has entered into a new collaboration agreement with Trovagene, Inc., a San Diego-based developer of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) molecular diagnostics for cancer monitoring. Read more…

USC Stevens announces recipients of Technology Advancement Grants, July 6, 2016
USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of the Technology Advancement Grant (TAG) Program. Read more…

USC’s Vice President of Research elected as Board Chair for leading university-industry organization, June 21, 2016
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. Read more…

USC startups featured at upcoming venture showcase, June 16, 2016
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 opportunities from the LA Region’s premier research institutions. Read more…

USC honors Mark and Mary Stevens at 2016 Commencement ceremonies, May 20, 2016
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. Read more…

President Obama honors USC Eye Institute’s Dr. Mark Humayun in White House ceremony, May 20, 2016
USC’s Dr. Mark Humayun 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. Read more…

Keck professor earns $7M research grant, May 9, 2016
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. Read more…

USC to Lead Public-Private Partnership Launched by the FNIH to Evaluate Liquid Biopsies as Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer Patients, May 4, 2016
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. Read more…

USC researchers honored at National Academy of Inventors induction ceremony, April 29, 2016
USC professors P. Daniel Dapkus, Scott Fraser and Andreas Molisch were inducted as fellows into the National Academy of Inventors in a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on April 15, 2016. Read more…

USC Viterbi professor awarded research grant of over $11.2 million, April 22, 2016
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. Read more…

USC to honor Mark and Mary Stevens, April 22, 2016
Mark and Mary Stevens, long-time donors and supporters of USC, will receive honorary degrees from USC at the upcoming university commencement ceremonies in May 2016. Read more…

Innovative Startup Ideas Sought for Next Student Innovator Showcase, April 18, 2016
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. Read more…

USC Stevens awards innovation at USC Biomedical Engineering event, April 18, 2016
USC Stevens recently awarded $500 in prizes to USC biomedical engineering students at the 20th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium. Read more…

New research partnership aims to accelerate new drug for fatal childhood muscle disease, April 6, 2016
A prominent disease research foundation has invested in RASRx, a startup company formed by USC researchers working to develop a novel therapy for Duchenne, a rare and deadly form of muscular dystrophy. Read more…

Funding Opportunity: USC Stevens announces TAG program, March 21, 2016
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is pleased to announce a new competitive grant program to support early stage technologies invented at USC through validation or proof-of-concept development. Read more…

The Legacy of Alfred E. Mann, 90, March 31, 2016
Alfred Mann, the namesake behind USC’s Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, has died at the age of 90. Read more…

USC professor Alan Willner elected to National Academy of Engineering, March 31, 2016
USC Viterbi professor Alan E. Willner, Ph.D. recently was elected to be a member to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors for engineers. Read more…

USC Stevens gives Most Innovative Award at Ostrow School of Dentistry Research Day, March 21, 2016
Members of the USC Stevens team judged competition entries for the $500 USC Stevens Most Innovative Award at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC’s Annual Research Day on March 9, 2016 at the Galen Center. Read more…

USC faculty named to Thomson Reuters “Highly Cited Researchers” list, March 17, 2016
Eleven USC faculty members across several fields of study were recently named to the annual Thomson Reuters list of highly cited researchers, recognizing them as among the leading researchers in the world. Read more…

USC Stevens Licensing Associate earns national scholarship award, March 8, 2016
At the recent AUTM conference in San Diego, USC Stevens Licensing Associate Dana Hutchison was awarded the 2016 AUTM Howard Bremer Scholarship, an educational awarded given to those who are committed to the vision of technology transfer and are novices in the field. Read more…

USC researchers elected to national academy of inventors, March 8, 2016
Three prolific USC researchers were recently inducted as fellows into the National Academy of Inventors, an honor that recognizes the top innovators in the nation affiliated with universities and academic organizations. Read more…

Michael Arciero Appointed to Director of Licensing, March 8, 2016
As part of the strategic adjustment and growth of USC Stevens, Michael Arciero, J.D., has been promoted to Director of Technology Licensing and New Ventures, where he leads technology commercialization. Read more…

USC Alzheimer’s researcher named ADDF Scientist of the Year, February 26, 2016
USC School of Pharmacy researcher Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton was recently named Scientist of the Year by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). Read more…

Argus II technology helps restore sight in blind patient, February 26, 2016
A USC Eye Institute patient with a genetic condition that causes vision loss was the first person in the world to receive retinal implants in both eyes. Read more…

USC professors premiere VR games at Sundance, February 26, 2016
Two USC professors premiered their gaming projects at the 10th annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January. Read more…

Dr. Mark Humayun receives National Medal of Technology, December 20, 2015
USC’s Dr. Mark Humayun received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the President of the United States in a ceremony on January 22, 2016. Read more…

USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase Awards $25K to Student Startups, October 29, 2015
USC’s brightest student entrepreneurs recently showed their ingenuity for creating viable solutions to global problems with their healthcare innovations, inventive apps and engineering marvels at the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, an annual competition held at University Park Campus during Trojan Family Weekend. Read more…

USC ranked 14th Most Innovative University in the World, October 28, 2015
Thomson Reuters recently released its Top 100 World’s Most Innovative Universities report and ranked the University of Southern California as 14th in the world. Read more…

Where are they now? Stasis Labs: Most Innovative and Trojan Family Choice Award Winners, 2014 USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, September 9, 2015
Not even a full year has passed since Stasis Labs won the Most Innovative and Trojan Family Choice awards at the 2014 USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase. Read more…

Where are they now? The Steel Glass: Best Business Concept winner, 2014 USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, September 4, 2015
In Fall 2014, The Steel Glass entered the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase. It won a top honor: the $7,000 Best Business Concept award. Not bad for the student startup’s first competition. Read more…

EvoRx Technologies completes first collaboration with AstraZeneca, Aug. 31, 2015
EvoRx Technologies, a Pasadena biotech with roots at USC, recently achieved an exciting milestone: successful completion of its first collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company. Read more…

USC startup grabs national spotlight on Inc. magazine’s Annual List of Coolest College Startups, August 15, 2015
Along with 15 other university startups, the USC student-run business Stasis Labs was selected for Inc. magazine’s 7th annual tally of Coolest College Startups. Read more…

New Marketing Coordinator joins USC Stevens team, July 1, 2015
This month the USC Stevens Center for Innovation welcomes Peijean Tsai to assist with the center’s marketing efforts. Read more…

Student-led startup company wins major venture competition, June 22, 2015
The Steel Glass, the student startup that won the Best Business Concept prize at last year’s USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase, was recently awarded additional funding by the USC Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies by taking first place at the annual New Venture Seed Competition. Read more…

Long commute? USC Viterbi researchers are working on a solution, June 16, 2015
Two USC Viterbi scientists have taken a universal problem (gridlock) and turned it into a product (ClearPath, a predictive traffic technology). Read more…

$20M gift to advance cancer research, June 15, 2015
Research of a cure for blood cancers will be advanced thanks to a $20 million gift by Los Angeles entrepreneur Norbert Gehr. Read more…

Making a visit to the dentist easier for autistic kids, June 15, 2015
A USC researcher developing cutting-edge technologies to improve dentist visits for autistic children gets a major boost from an unprecedented $3.1 million government grant. Read more…

USC summit marks rebirth of biotech era in Los Angeles, February 26, 2015
Los Angeles city and county policymakers and educational institutions laid the groundwork for the region’s biotechnology strategy at a summit held on February 26, 2015 on the USC Health Sciences Campus. Read more…

Winners of the USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase 2014, November 17, 2014
The USC Stevens Student Innovator Showcase took place on November 14th as part of the 2014 Trojan Family Weekend, and displayed some of USC’s most savvy and ambitious student entrepreneurs. Read more…

Neuroscientists claim rare pair of grants in brain research, October 9, 2014
In a rare distinction for one university, neuroimaging world leaders and USC Professors Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson will receive two major research center awards to advance their exploration of the human brain. Read more…

USC Viterbi Professor wins Grand Prize in Create the Future Contest, September 30, 2014
Congratulations to Berokh Khoshnevis for winning the Grand Prize of $20,000 in the 2014 Create the Future Design Contest. Read more…

Entrepreneurship at USC Viterbi gets a boost thanks to grant funding, August 8, 2014
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded a $300,000 grant to the USC I-Corps Site Program to fund startups and entrepreneurship among faculty and students. Read more…

USC Ranked 20th Among Universities Worldwide in U.S. Utility Patents Granted in 2013, June 10, 2014
USC Stevens is proud to announce USC has been ranked 20th among the top 100 worldwide universities in U.S. Utilities Patents granted in 2013. Read more…

USC Stevens Gives Student Innovation Awards at Dentistry Day, March 13, 2014
Each spring, graduate students and their faculty mentors from the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry, the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, and the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy gather for Dentistry Research Day to showcase their research projects and results. Read more…

Welcome, Interns!, February 3, 2014
On Monday, February 3, 2014, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation proudly welcomed five new interns to our Downtown LA office. Read more…