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Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research holds second retreat

Over 60 researchers from more than 10 laboratories affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) gathered on Feb. 22 at the Huntington Library in San Marino to attend the second HCPR Retreat.
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Newest fellowship recipient announced at Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research

Ji-Seung Yoo, PhD, postdoctoral scholar – research associate at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been chosen as the newest awardee of the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) Postdoctoral Fellowship. The award was activated in September 2018.
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New fellowship to support pulmonary disease research

Soula Danopoulos, PhD, has been named the first recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
HCPR was established in 2014 with a gift from the Hastings Foundation and unites important basic and translational lung research with clinical care under a single umbrella at Keck Medicine of USC.
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Gift boosts lung disease research at the Keck School

Pioneering research on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of advanced lung disease is being strengthened at the Keck School of Medicine of USC thanks to generous support from the Hastings Foundation.
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Hastings Foundation Gives $12.5M to USC to Study Lung Disease

The Hastings Foundation of Pasadena has donated $12.5 million to the Keck School of Medicine of USC for lung disease research.

The gift announced on April 27 will be directed to the USC Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research, which the foundation helped establish in 2014.
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Hastings Center holds 2nd annual symposium

Over 150 researchers affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) gathered on March 9, 2018 at the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Conference Center to attend the 2nd HCPR Symposium, The Pulmonary Challenge: From Development to Disease. The symposium was organized by Drs. Zea Borok and Amy Ryan (Firth).
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The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research 2nd Symposium

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Gift boosts lung disease research at Keck School of Medicine of USC

Pioneering research on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of advanced lung disease is being strengthened at the Keck School of Medicine of USC thanks to generous support from the Hastings Foundation.

A new gift of $12.5 million renews the foundation’s commitment to the USC Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research, which it established in 2014 with a $7.5 million donation. Researchers at the center seek breakthroughs in the laboratory that can be translated into new and promising approaches for lung injury, repair and regeneration.
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Dr. Amy Ryan (Firth) featured on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations “Adding Tomorrows”

Amy Ryan Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and CF Foundation-funded researcher, talks about the research in her lab. Dr. Ryan explains how she is using cutting-edge scientific developments, such as gene editing and induced pluripotent stem cells, to help advance research for people with CF, especially for individuals with nonsense and other rare mutations. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Please take a moment to watch the video.

$6.9 million NIH award will promote lung cell regeneration research

Zea Borok, MD, professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and director of the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, will be tackling ambitious research on lung cell regeneration, thanks to a multimillion grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)…
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USC Stem Cell scientist Amy Firth named finalist for the British Council’s 2017 Alumni Awards

As a USC Stem Cell scientist studying lung disease, Amy Firth, assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, has done her alma mater proud. An alumna of the University of Bath, Firth has earned a coveted place as a finalist for the 2017 Alumni Awards from the British Council, a UK charity promoting cultural relations and educational opportunities…
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Hastings Center holds inaugural retreat

Nearly 50 researchers affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research gathered Feb. 24 at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino to attend the inaugural Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Retreat…
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Zea Borok honored for a career spent mentoring

Zea Borok, MD, professor of medicine, Ralph Edgington Chair in Medicine and chief of the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is having a banner year already. In January, Borok was named this year’s…
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