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High Impact Giving Opportunities

Behind every great advance in medical science are visionaries who serve as catalysts at a critical moment in time. That time is now for the USC Mary and Mark Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. Transformative philanthropic support will propel the institute’s life-changing mission and change the course of human health. The University of Southern California invites you to join our mission.

Every Gift Makes a Difference

Individuals across the world will live better lives because of the INI’s innovative education and research efforts. The life-changing work that we do is only possible because of the extraordinary support of our generous partners. Your investment will enable the institute to make breakthroughs to address the most pressing neurologic and psychiatric problems in our community, nation, and world.

To learn more about how you can support transformative neuroimaging and informatics research, please contact:

Hazel Breen

Phone: 323-442-0142

Faculty Endowments

Named endowed chairs and professorships promote great scholarly productivity in both teaching and research, represent one of the highest honors for the recipient, and are a symbol of excellence for the USC Mary and Mark Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. Endowment funds exist is perpetuity, and the annual income they generate provides a vital and consistent source of support to ensure continued excellence and stature.


Truly groundbreaking research that changes the course of medical science often begins with small-scale projects that test inventive new approaches. At the USC Mary and Mark Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, our investigators are partnering with clinicians to conduct interdisciplinary research that goes from bench to bedside. These projects establish preliminary results that are required to secure major funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sources for large-scale studies that can bring innovation into the clinic.

However, funding for these early studies is extremely limited. In order to stimulate life-changing research, USC requires the support of philanthropic partners. Through your generosity, our expert scientists will have the resources they need to explore promising new avenues of research and ultimately develop vastly improved treatments and cures that will reshape human health. Gifts may be designated to support the USC Mary and Mark Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute’s overall research program or to fund individual faculty for specific research projects.


Your support for education at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute will allow us to attract the best and brightest emerging scientists, provide them with rigorous training, and fund their innovative projects at a critical early stage in their careers. It will also support the institute’s innovative educational initiatives, including the master of science program in Neuro Imaging and Informatics (NIIN), as well as training in research protocols and software for researchers. Endowed fellowships and scholarships name and support a position in perpetuity.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Advanced facilities and equipment are essential to achieving our vital mission. Stevens Hall, home to the USC Mary and Mark Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute on the USC Health Sciences Campus, is optimized for the study of the brain and holds the world’s first Siemens 7T MRI, an industry-standard 3T Prisma, and other pioneering technologies. The institute also employs an advanced data center, a secure facility that offers an integrated computing, network, and storage environment with multiple levels of data backup and power supplies. However, maintaining our world-class facilities and ensuring that we can continue to lead at the cutting edge of scientific discovery requires significant, ongoing investments. Your support of the institute’s facilities, equipment, and technology will empower our world-class faculty to continue to conduct innovative and life-changing research to benefit our community, nation, and world.