HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
W.M. Keck Foundation gives USC $110 million

Stephen J. Ryan said that some of the new Keck funds will increase the school's endowment and strengthen support for currently underfunded programs, particularly to provide educational support such as scholarships for medical students. The primary use of the Keck gift will be to support the school's Neurogenetic Initiative.

According to Ryan, the diseases that will be addressed by the Initiative include: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and psychiatric diseases such as manic depression, schizophrenia and addiction disorders.

"The Initiative will bring together scores of USC scientists, physicians and physician-scientists to work on common problems," Ryan said. "The Initiative's goals include the construction of a new $40 million, 125,000-square-foot neurogenetic research facility on the USC Health Sciences Campus, and the recruitment of approximately 30 faculty scientists in the next five years."

This initiative will also draw heavily from the faculty and scientists in the Department of Neurological Surgery, lead by Martin Weiss, holder of the Martin H. Weiss Chair in Neurosurgery. Further, it will draw from the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, now under the leadership of interim chair George Simpson. A permanent chair, to be named, will lead faculty engaged in neuroscience research.

According to Ryan, the Neurogenetic Initiative will focus its efforts on bringing together basic and clinical neuroscientists to concentrate on questions underlying a range of disorders that affect individuals ? from infants to senior citizens.

"USC has long embraced the concept of interdisciplinary research," Ryan explained. "The USC/Norris is a leader in 'translational medicine,' the process of bringing laboratory research closer and more quickly to the beds of patients; and our Institute of Genetic Medicine includes a wide array of scientific and medical disciplines, from molecular biology to pediatrics."

The director of the Neurogenetic Initiative is Brian E
'"/>

Contact: Brenda Maceo
maceo@hsc.usc.edu
323 442 2830
University of Southern California
30-Jul-1999


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
2. APS Foundation names student travel award recipients
3. Institute for OneWorld Health receives Gates Foundation grant
4. National Parkinson Foundation designates UNC as Center of Excellence
5. National Cancer Gene Therapy Foundation gives $4.0 million in research grants
6. Leslie Ann Schiff wins 2004 Carski Foundation Award
7. Grant from GE Foundation to University of Houston to strengthen math, tech pipeline
8. National Foundation For Cancer Research names UCSDs Webster Cavenee NFCR Fellow
9. Green Foundation, Trust gives $12.8 million for UT Southwestern comprehensive research center
10. AACR and The V Foundation form Translational Cancer Research Alliance
11. Gates Foundation commits $82.9 million to develop new tuberculosis vaccines

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/20/2020)... ... March 20, 2020 , ... OUHSC and Pure MHC ... the COVID-19 virus. The scientific team is led by William Hildebrand, Ph.D., whose expertise ... be working with Pure MHC, part of a family of biotechnology companies formed, funded ...
(Date:3/19/2020)... ... March 19, 2020 , ... The former Jason "Furious" Styles ... to the informational show "In Depth". The TV program highlights a large variety of ... gears on a new episode with a dive into the world of applied academics. ...
(Date:3/13/2020)... ... March 13, 2020 , ... Acumed LLC ... be the exclusive distributor of the Louisville-based company’s orthobiologics portfolio. Under the terms ... to distribute Vivorte’s calcium phosphate-based bone allograft (Trabexus) and calcium phosphate-based biocement (Fortera). ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/28/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Designed primarily for laboratory and industrial use, ... thus simplifying setup, streamlining integration, and optimizing workflow. Capable of recording FHD (1080p) ... new HS Series cameras to be released. The HS Series includes cameras with ...
(Date:2/21/2020)... ... ... Join Forrest Brown, Engineering Services Manager – Northeast Region and Jarred Christofaro, Engineering Services ... on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 1pm EST to learn about:, ... manufacturing flexibility in the future, especially for CMOs , C&Q Strategy Development: ...
(Date:2/13/2020)... ... February 12, 2020 , ... Arriello , a provider ... Veeva Vault Safety™ as part of the company’s continued growth in ... processing of safety information such as SUSARs and ICSRS, aggregate report production, signal ...
(Date:2/5/2020)... ... ... Rare Disease Day® , held the last day in February each ... to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their ... rare disease series will be shining the light on Rare Disease Day ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: