The Atherosclerosis Research Unit (ARU) at the University of Southern California (USC) under the direction of Dr. Howard N. Hodis, M.D. has been recognized as a leading center for atherosclerosis research and its prevention for over 40 years. The broad research efforts of the ARU delve into the dynamics of atherosclerosis, the thickening and narrowing of the arteries that significantly increases an individual’s risk of heart attack and stroke.

The ARU is located at Clinical Sciences Building (CSC) on the 79-acres Health Sciences Campus, three miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles and seven miles from the USC University Campus.

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