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Key Priorities for Transplant and Living Donor Advocacy during COVID-19 and Beyond

September 4, 2020

Researchers describe ways to achieve optimal patient advocacy for kidney recipients and donors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond 

(LOS ANGELES) – In a newly published paper, the authors first paint the vision of what optimal patient advocacy can do to overcome the challenges described by kidney transplant patients and donors, and then describe how to make that vision a reality, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Amy Waterman, Deputy Director at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation and leader of the Transplant Research and Education Center (TREC), assembled a panel of patients to learn their priorities for their care during this unprecedented time. 

Ali Khademhosseini Elected As Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

August 18, 2020

(LOS ANGELES) – The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has elected Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, to the rank of NAI Senior Member.  The NAI Senior Member Advisory Committee has chosen to honor him for his achievements and contributions to the innovation ecosystem at the NAI Member Institution, and he will be recognized formally at their tenth anniversary annual meeting on June 7-9, 2021. 

Terasaki Institute Welcomes Chief Innovation Officer

August 18, 2020

(LOS ANGELES) – The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) is pleased to welcome Maurizio Vecchione as its Chief Innovation Officer.  Maurizio has spent the last 30 years at the forefront of global and public health, focusing on innovation to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. From 2014 until 2020, he was the Executive Vice President for Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures (IV), where he oversaw collaboration with Bill Gates to invent and deploy technology to address some of humanity’s most daunting challenges.

Author Rankings in the Field of 3D Bioprinting

August 5, 2020

A recent study published in the Journal of Biomedical Semantics performed an analysis and ranking of the most prominent, influential and prolific authors in the rapidly expanding field of 3D bioprinting.  The findings revealed that Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, ranked as the second-most prolific author in terms of productivity, citation impact, and collaborative networking. 

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