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:
Executive Director of Community Partnerships, Health Sciences Campus
USC Civic Engagement
Weekly exercise fills an emotional and physical void for participants who live near the Health Sciences Campus
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.
Health Sciences Fair
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.
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.
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