The Institute exists because of the vision and generosity of Mr. Alfred E. Mann, Chairman of the Board and CEO of MannKind Corporation.
He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research and the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering
at the University of Southern California. He also founded and was the co-CEO of Advanced Bionics Corporation.
Mr. Mann is a prominent biomedical technologies entrepreneur. Among his many achievements, he has made major contributions to the development of cardiac pacemakers, insulin pumps and cochlear implants.
He recognized that many good ideas and novel biomedical technologies developed by University faculty were not readily available to commercial interests.
His goal was to create an institution that would facilitate the transition of intellectual property developed in a University environment to commercialization,
free of the financial pressures of a start-up venture.
This goal was realized in 1998 when Alfred Mann and Steven Sample, then President of the University of Southern California, established the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Funding for AMI is provided by an endowment of $160 Million created through the generosity of A.E. Mann, the A.E. Mann Foundation for Biomedical Research and the Mannkind Corporation.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
| ||David Hankin||CEO of the Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research|
|Alfred E. Mann*||Chairman of the Board and CEO of MannKind Corporation|
|Carla Mann Woods||Vice President of the Alfred Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering|
|Aaron Mendelsohn*||Private Investor and Chairman of the Board of the Maestro Foundation|
|C. L. Max Nikias*||President of the University of Southern California, holder of the Robert C. Packard President's Chair and the Malcolm R. Currie Chair in Technology and the Humanities|
|Carmen Puliafito||Dean of Keck School of Medicine and Professor of Ophthalmology and Health Management|
|Elizabeth Garrett||Provost of the University of Southern California, and the Frances R.and John J. Duggan Professor of Law, Political Science, and Public Policy|
|Yannis Yortsos||Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, the Chester F. Dolley Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and holder of the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean's Chair in Engineering|
|"*" indicates members of the Executive Board|
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