The receipt of a significant gift from Dr. Richard Merkin has allowed the Foundation to create a unique fellowship opportunity for international researchers. Applications are now being accepted. For information on the application process, contact Matt Eames, PhD, Director of Extramural Research, .
The Richard Merkin Visiting Fellowship in Focused Ultrasound brings scientists from around the world to work with the technical and scientific team at the Foundation on specific research projects. The position fosters collaboration between the Foundation, the Fellow's home institution, and other institutions, and carries the potential for an associated academic appointment.
"Dr. Merkin has been extraordinarily philanthropic in many areas of the future of medicine. We want to make his support of focused ultrasound have as large an impact as anything else he has accomplished. This contribution will make a material difference in fostering collaboration between key stakeholders," said the Foundation's Chairman, Neal F. Kassell, MD.
Richard Merkin is a successful physician, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is Co-Founder of FasterCures, an "action think tank" that seeks to speed up the time it takes to get important new medicines from discovery to patients. Dr. Merkin believes in the transformative potential of focused ultrasound. After learning about the FUS Foundation's initiatives and unique research model at the 2012 Partnering for Cures Meeting, Dr. Merkin decided to get involved and create the Fellowship.