Brian E. Henderson, a cancer researcher and former dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine, died earlier this month at his home in San Marino. He was 77.
Henderson died June 20 after a battle with lung cancer, school officials said.
Henderson served as the dean between 2004 and 2007 and worked at USC for nearly 45 years. He was awarded the school's highest honor, the Presidential Medallion, in 1999.
"His many contributions to medicine, research, and our community ... were both far-reaching and extraordinary. He built an exceptional legacy at USC, and in the field of medicine," USC President C.L. Max Nikias said in a statement.
Henderson was born in San...