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MMRF | The Bridge Institute @ USC

It is time to disrupt conventional thinking — converging knowledge to achieve radical progress in improving the human condition. Building upon the university’s Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Initiative, the Bridge Institute unites eminent professors across the entire university, including the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine of USC, as well as animators and cinematographers in the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, and technology transfer experts in the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge Institute’s mission is to understand the human body, and improve the human condition. The Bridge@USC connects renowned professors throughout the entire university, including the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and the Keck School of Medicine. Animators and cinematographers in the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies are often involved as well as technology transfer experts in the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.

Converging knowledge across disciplines—this disruptive approach to conventional research—is at the core of The Bridge@USC’s goal to achieve radical progress in improving the human condition.

Sciences, engineering, and medicine have become increasingly specialized over the last 100 years. This divergence and movement into various sub-disciplines has afforded significant strides in understanding human health, but largely ignores a comprehensive view of the human condition. Timing could not be better for the emergence of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge Institute. The Bridge@USC is a new approach, a convergence of the sciences and art, and a glimpse of the illuminating future of Bioscience.

The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience emerges thanks to a $50 million dollar donation from Michelson Medical Research Foundation. Dr. Gary K. Michelson is vigilant in funding research, but also in ensuring quality research and innovation.

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