Working with our neighbors to build a strong community

Health Sciences Campus

The 79-acre USC Health Sciences campus is located northeast of Downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a partner of the university’s medical school since 1885. Housing the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the School of Pharmacy, programs in occupational sciences and physical therapy, and research laboratories for the School of Dentistry as well as three major teaching hospitals, this campus is a focal point for students, patients and scientists from around the world.

Visit us to learn of our featured programs and of upcoming events, or for more information, contact:

Zul Surani
Executive Director of Community Partnerships, Health Sciences Campus
USC Civic Engagement
(323) 442-7808

HSC construction updates

HSC Fall ’15 newsletter

Meetings and presentations

Featured Programs

Health Sciences Fair

Join us on Saturday, March 26
Through the annual Community Health and Wellness Fair, more than 1,000 residents of Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and El Sereno have access to flu shots and body-fat analyses, as well as screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis. Participating students, faculty, and staff from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the USC School of Pharmacy, and the Ostrow School of Dentistry also provide information in both English and Spanish about Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, arthritis, cancer, heartburn, lead-poison prevention, mental health, pain management, and sexual health.

2016 Health Fair English Flyer 2016 Health Fair Spanish

USC Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy Cheryl Resnik demonstrates an exercise machine at the Hazard Park Recreation Center Outdoor Fitness Zone Dedication in Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 2015. Photo by David Sprague

USC Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy Cheryl Resnik demonstrates an exercise machine at the Hazard Park Recreation Center Outdoor Fitness Zone Dedication. Photo by David Sprague

Job Van
The USC Health Sciences Campus Office of Community Partnerships (HSC CP) launched a USC jobs awareness on a mobile computer technology van provided by Southeast Community Development Corporation on July 9th at the Abraham Lincoln High School.

The employment program’s goal is to build awareness of available jobs at USC both on the Health Sciences Campus and the University Park Campus. More here.

Promoting Entry-Level Job Opportunities in Health and Biotechnology
Through a partnership between the Worker Education and Resource Center (WERC), an initiative around promoting entry-level jobs in health care and biotechnology has begun. A convening with large health care, education and training organizations was held at USC’s Health Science Campus on March 19, 2015 to discuss entry-level jobs created as a result of the Affordable Care Act and the potential of new jobs emerging from the proposed biotechnology corridor also on the Eastside. The discussion centered on the types of changes required by business, education and economic development sectors to attempt to align and meet the demand for these jobs. In addition, all agreed to create a local pipeline to ensure various sectors are engaged at all times and coordinated to meet this emerging demand. More about the partnership here.

Good Neighbors Grantees
A number of community organizations around the Health Sciences campus have received funding by the Good Neighbors Campaign, USC’s employee giving program. For a full list go here.

Neighborhood Academic Initiative
For the first time in its history, the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative has expanded beyond South Los Angeles to include more than 100 sixth-graders near the university’s Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in East Los Angeles.

All 66 sixth-graders at Murchison Elementary School will participate, and another 35 will join the program from nearby El Sereno Elementary. The students will attend Saturday NAI classes, tutoring and other workshops at HSC in Boyle Heights. Eventually the program will ramp up to serve about 600 students from sixth through 12th grade. More here.

USC School of Pharmacy

Pick-up the latest edition of the Fototelenovela on second-hand smoke. Fotonovelas—small booklets that portray a dramatic story using photographs and captions—represent a powerful health education tools on  topics such as asthma, diabetes, breast cancer prevention.


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USC News: All the global health news that fit to print–for kids, by kids

USC News: Community celebrates completion of Hazard Park improvements

Communities: USC Civic Engagement hosts community members at Special Olympics Ceremony

Communities: Health sciences staff partner with Variety Boys and Girls Club

Communities: Los Angeles leaders discuss biotech at roundtable discussion with Asst Secretary of the US Department of Commerce

USC News: Trojans get new charter high school ready for students 

Communities: USC Penny Harvest is wrapped up its third successful year

Boyle Heights Beat:Boyle Heights residents learn the keys of health coverage

HSC News: Group convenes to fosters community engagement at HSC

HSC News: Radiology grant to fund lung cancer screenings in local neighborhoods

USC News: Good Neighbors initiative brings health care enrollment to Boyle Heights

USC News: Neighborhood residents serve as community advocates 

USC News: Elementary pupils become advocates at Penny Harvest Leadership Academy

USC News: USC Supports Upgrades at Neighborhood Park 

USC News: Local cancer survivors move forward in wellness class

Communities: Mariachi Festival in Boyle Heights

USC News: Community Wellness Center Opens

CBS 2: New skate park at Hazard Park

USC News: A penny for the thoughts of young philanthropists 

USC News: Health Sciences Science Expo and Competition

Boyle Heights Beat: USC college program comes to Ramona Gardens