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USC and Coulter Foundation Partner to Invest $5M in Breakthrough Innovation in Biomedical Engineering
Date:4/26/2011

llejo Director of Innovation Development at the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, and Ms. Christine Matheson from the CTSI Center for Scientific Translation. The grant will be administered by the USC Viterbi BME Department. An Oversight Committee will include in addition to the PI and co-PIs, Dr. Carlos Pato, Professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at Keck, and Director of the CTSI Office for Research Development, Dr. Terrence Sanger, Provost Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurology, and Academic Director of the new Health, Technology and Engineering program at USC (HTE@USC), Dr. Jonathan Lasch, the Director of the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering (AMI), and Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Director of the CTSI Center for Scientific Translation.  Three other members of the Oversight Committee will be venture capitalists, active life science angel investors or entrepreneurs with substantial experience in the medical device/diagnostic or life science industry.

"This important award is another example of the value of the collaboration between our schools," said Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A. "The synergy of ideas made possible by this award has the potential to be of significant benefit to patients."

For more information on the partnering institutions, please visit:

Keck School of Medicine http://keck.usc.edu/
USC Stevens Institute for Innovation http://stevens.usc.edu/

CTSI http://www.labctsi.org/

About the Viterbi School of Engineering: Engineering Studies began at the University of Southern California in 1905. The Viterbi School of Engineering received its name not quite a century later from a 2004 gift from alumnus Andrew J. Viterbi,
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