Selena Gomez Donates Money to USC’s Keck School of Medicine

Selena Gomez Kickstarts USC’s Keck School of Medicine

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In 2015, Selena Gomez revealed that she wasn’t in rehab, she was dealing with her Lupus diagnosis. Now the star is giving back for a very personal cause.

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Selena Gomez Donates Money to USC’s Keck School of Medicine

CelebNLatin247.com has learned that Selena Gomez recently gifted the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.

Gomez made her to kickstart the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research. We got word via People who spoke with Selena. Last summer, Gomez stepped away from the limelight to focus on herself after dealing with “anxiety, panic attacks and depression” due to her lupus diagnosis

Selena’s fund will initially support a pilot research program focused on treating complications of the autoimmune disease led by Janos Peti-Peterdi, M.D., PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine.  In addition the The research program will potentially lay the foundation for targeted therapeutic treatment breakthroughs, according to a press release.

The 24-year-old Latina star said in a statement:

 

“I continue to be optimistic about the progress being made in lupus research and am proud to support the promising work at Keck School of Medicine. I am hopeful for the millions of us around the world that may benefit from this.”

Peti-Peterdi in a statement.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Selena in her efforts to promote awareness and medical research toward a much-needed cure for lupus. Complications from systemic lupus cause serious damage, and we are hopeful that our research, with Selena’s support, will help those affected by this disease lead full, healthy lives.”

In February, Gomez opened up while promoting her new Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why. She is executive producer on the project. She reflected on her “really difficult time” she faced while working on the show.

Selena told The Hollywood Reporter:

“I was actually going through a really difficult time when they started production. I went away for 90 days and I actually met tons of kids in this place that we’re talking about [with] a lot of the issues that these characters are experiencing.”

That is an awesome thing to do Selena.

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