Grant Award Details
- This program provides stem cell research training for graduate students, postdocs and clinical fellows at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. In addition to 2-3 years of research, training includes coursework, patient engagement and community outreach activities.
Grant Application Details
- A Multidisciplinary Stem Cell Training Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Institute, A Critical Component of the La Jolla Mesa Educational Network
California will benefit from the trainees (pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, & clinical) who graduate this unique, intensive, multi-disciplinary, collaborative, translational Training Program: 1. Patients will benefit from improved therapies. The training program will produce highly-skilled, rigorous stem cell & regenerative medicine scientists & clinicians, who will expand the pool of researchers in California working towards the development of novel therapies for a broad range of diseases (neurologic, cardiac, endocrine, myopathic, oncogenic, aging-related, etc.) 2. Technology transfer to California institutions. The training provided will inevitably enable trainees to make discoveries that can be translated to the clinic and/or to the biotech & pharmaceutical settings, resulting in licensing fees & royalties that will return to the State as well as lowering the costs of health care. In addition, the competitiveness of California’s technology sector will be increased with the potential for creating new jobs. 3. Enhanced ability of California institutions to recruit “marquee” scientists & trainees, as well as companies. Moreover, because of the translational nature of the research & the resulting technology transfer to industry partners, the increased number of highly trained scientists should have a similar impact on our biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical companies.