USC Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program


Oversight Committee

Oversight Committee

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USC Core Administration

USC Core Administration

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Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

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Oversight Committee

Ellis Meng, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of the Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory

Michael Arciero (Co-Principal Investigator)
Licensing Director, USC Stevens Center for Innovation

Thomas A. Buchanan, M.D. (Co-Principal Investigator)
Interim Vice Dean for Research
Director, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Christi N. Heck, M.D., M.M.M(Co-Principal Investigator)
Director, USC Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Chief Operating Officer, USC Neurologists, Inc.

Elias Caro
Foundation Advisor to USC
Former Vice President of Technology Development for the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Rick Beberman, M.B.A.
Entrepreneur, Digital Health Investment and Corporate Development

Cesar Blanco, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research and Development Programs, Regulatory, and Quality
Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California

Vinay Duddalwar, M.D., F.R.C.R.
Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging, Keck Medical Center, University of Southern California
Director of Imaging, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California

Paul Grand
Managing Director, Research Corporation Technologies

Kenneth Hayashida, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Board-certified Pediatrician

Molly Schmid, Ph.D.
USC Marshall School of Business, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship

Donna See
Vice President, Allied Minds

Core Team

USC Coulter Program Administrative Team

Tuan Hoang (Director), (213)740-7237
Biomedical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Nadine Afari (Project Manager), (310)999-4029
HTE@USC, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Denise Steiner (Budget Analyst), (213)821-2742
Biomedical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

About the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Wallace Coulter's deepest passion was to improve health care and make these improvements available and affordable to everyone. Thus, it should come as no surprise, that Mr. Coulter dedicated his wealth to continuing to improve health care through medical research and engineering. Prior to his death Mr. Coulter established the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to fund these areas.

The Foundation received funding in December 1999 and will continue this legacy by funding translational research in biomedical engineering with the goal of accelerating the introduction of new technologies into patient care. Prior to the establishment of its two main programs to support translational research in biomedical engineering, the Foundation began working with colleges, universities and professional associations that Wallace Coulter was associated with during his lifetime. His values of endless curiosity, continuous learning, teamwork, consideration and respect for the individual, coupled with the highest level of ethics and integrity are the cornerstone values of The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

For more information on the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, click here.

Published on August 7th, 2017

Last updated on December 10th, 2020