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Merkin Family Foundation Funds Professorships in Regenerative Medicine

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The Merkin Family Foundation has established the Richard N. Merkin, MD, Fund for Professorships in Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The gift will provide resources for four assistant professors to be named Richard N. Merkin Assistant Professor. Each awardee will receive three full years of support and training and will have access to a fund dedicated to promoting collaborations with clinicians.

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