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University of Southern California

  • By: Laurence Davidson & John S. Kuo
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

STEM CELL RESEARCH at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, is currently located at three sites: the main University Park campus; the Health Sciences campus, where USC's Keck School of Medicine and University Hospitals are located; and the USC—affili-ated Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. This area of research falls under the auspices of the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM). The CSCRM has developed a comprehensive scientific program, which includes a Discovery Research Program, a Preclinical Program, and a Clinical Program. It has also received a tremendous infusion of funding with a major $25 million donation from Eli Broad to create a new stem cell and regenerative medicine center.

The CSCRM's Discovery Research Program focuses on embryonic stem cell biology and ...

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