Forging a Strong Collaboration with the University of Southern California

Forging a Strong Collaboration with the University of Southern California

Dr. Zaher Nahle, ANRF CEO, alongside ANRF Board Member, Kevin Donohue, VP at Morgan Stanley, traveled to to the University of Southern California (USC) on February 26, 2019 for a series of meetings with researchers and officials at the California-based institution. The visit was an opportunity to strengthen relationship with prestigious institutions in our backyard, as Dr. Nahle described, and bolster our relationship with talented previous ANRF Awardees at the school, like Dr. Denis Evseenko. Nahle and Donohue met with:

  • ANRF Alumni, Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, for a lab tour, update and discussion of the most recent advances in the field. Discussions also focused on the successes of ANRF awardees, the new direction of ANRF and the bolstered role for Alumni in fostering collaborations with California-based networks and institutions. Dr. Evseenko is the Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine.

  • Kelly Turner, Director of Development, Orthopaedic Surgery and USC Spine Center and Reshma Anvekar, Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations. Dr. Nahle and Mr. Donohue discussed a number of initiatives on potential collaboration ideas between Keck School of Medicine and ANRF.

  • Gage Crump, PhD and lab members. Dr. Crump is a Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative Anatomical Sciences at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. The visit included a lab tour and a presentation by Dr. Crump on novel arthritis research models in Zebra fish conducted by talented post-doc fellow, Joanna Smeeton PhD. The visit also featured productive conversation with Elizabeth Stolow, Director of Development for the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine.

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