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Star-studded gala raises more than $2 million for cancer research

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Star-studded gala raises more than $2 million for cancer research

David and Dana Dornsife, left, pose with Niki C. Nikias and USC President C. L. Max Nikias.

David and Dana Dornsife, left, pose with Niki C. Nikias and USC President C. L. Max Nikias.

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the nation’s original comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1972, raised more than $2 million at its 2015 star-studded black tie gala fundraiser held October 10th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills.

The event honored philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife with the Visionary Award and physician-scientist Parkash Gill, MD who was recognized with the Research Innovation Award for his groundbreaking cancer research as one of USC’s elite team of scientific researchers. Funds raised support the innovative cancer research conducted at our 43-year-old Comprehensive Cancer Center that offers approximately 250 clinical cancer trials each year.

The honorary event hosts included C. L. Max Nikias, president of USC; Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC; and Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Raymond A. and Shauna Mirra of RAM Capital were the evening’s presenting sponsor and honorary chairs.

Dr. Gruber also spoke of the exceptional research being done by the more than 200 world-class faculty scientists at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dean Puliafito welcomed the more than 400 guests before introducing the evening’s emcee, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Dana Carvey.

View the video from this year’s gala by clicking here.

Read more about the event by clicking here.

2019-02-06T14:57:34+00:00