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USC Stem Cell recruits nearly 20 new Ambassadors

USC Stem Cell recruits nearly 20 new Ambassadors

(Photo by Chris Shinn)

In 2014, USC Stem Cell recruited nearly 20 Ambassadors for Stem Cell Research at USC. The Ambassadors hail from everywhere — San Diego to San Francisco, Hawaii to Beijing — and include leaders in medicine, venture capital, engineering, real estate, wealth management and philanthropy.

As advocates and supporters, these Ambassadors play a pivotal role in fulfilling the mission to revolutionize medicine through the discovery, translation and clinical application of stem cell research.

Through their support, USC Stem Cell has invested in new interdisciplinary, disease-focused research initiatives, promoted the careers of promising junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows, established new core facilities to find better drugs for debilitating diseases, and provided inner-city youth with hands-on laboratory experience.

In November, USC Stem Cell’s inaugural Ambassadors dinner featured special guest Bob Klein, author and architect of Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures ballot initiative. USC Stem Cell looks forward to hosting many more exciting Ambassador events in 2015.

For more information about becoming an Ambassador, contact Kelli-Ann Nakayama at stemcelldev@usc.edu or 323-442-1013.

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