Michael Quick, C.L. Max Nikias, Alya and Gary K. Michelson, Amber D. Miller, Yannis C. Yortsos: USC Michelson Inauguration [2017-11-01. Gus Ruelas. USC]Michael Quick, USC Provost, C.L. Max Nikias, USC President Emeritus, Philanthropists Alya and Gary K. Michelson, Amber D. Miller, Dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Yannis C. Yortsos, Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering cut the inauguration ribbon of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience on November 1, 2017. (Credit: USC/Gus Ruelas)

Who We Are

Billions of people around the globe suffer from a broad range of debilitating injury and disease, with treatments either inaccessible, cost prohibitive, or non-existent.

Beyond the devastating financial costs, developing solutions for global health issues are enormously time consuming; with an average of 15 years of research needed to bring an innovative medical solution to market.

Considering this state of affairs unacceptable, Dr. Gary K. Michelson, a renowned orthopedic surgeon, inventor, patent holder and philanthropist has established the Michelson Medical Research Foundation [MMRF] to support forward thinking initiatives in medical science.

At the Michelson Medical Research Foundation, we believe that by leveraging the collaboration of engineers, scientists, and physicians to solve real world problems, experts can develop new ideas and innovations in a fraction of the time, rapidly moving medical advancements from the laboratory into our society.

A key player in advancing convergent medical research since its inception in 1995, the Michelson Medical Research Foundation’s ambitious goals are expressed throughout a number of avenues, with an ever-expanding portfolio of projects and initiatives.

Our Founder

Gary Karlin Michelson, M.D. | Michelson Medical Research Foundation

Dr. Gary K. Michelson

Current Beneficiaries

Human Vaccines Project [MMRF Beneficiary]
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine [MMRF Beneficiary]
University of Southern California [MMRF Beneficiary]
Wharton School — University of Pennsylvania [MMRF Beneficiary]

Past Beneficiaries

Paralyzed Veterans of America [MMRF Beneficiary]
SABIN Vaccine Institute [MMRF Beneficiary]
UW Research • University of Washington [MMRF Beneficiary]

Sister Foundations & Programs

The logo of the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, an animal tagging & adoption initiative founded by Dr. Gary K. Michelson
Gary Michelson's Twenty Million Minds Foundation
The logo of Michelson Prize & Grants, a philanthropy initiative of Dr. Gary K. Michelson and his wife Alya Michelson
The logo of Michelson Runway, a startup accelerator focusing on innovating new educational methods and career training
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