A $4M Donation To USC Will Fund COVID-19 Research
Much of how COVID-19 works in the body is still unknown. USC's Keck School of Medicine wants to help fill the knowledge gap with its own research, and a recent $4 million donation from the Keck Foundation will help make that a reality.
Laura Mosqueda, Keck School's dean, says there are five areas where they hope to make progress, starting with basic immunology.
"Diagnosis and treatment, bigger picture level — so epidemiology and population health, engagement and education with our community."
USC has already set up a process to approve new COVID-19 research. Mosqueda says the school is working out a mechanism to distribute the funds with input from active COVID-19 research groups.
The donation was announced late last week.
- Keck Foundation gift to USC to speed research on COVID-19 (USC News)
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