LOS ANGELES, CA, August 21, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In 2013, CEO Elliott Broidy began funding scholarships for the 'Early Investigator High School' program (EIHS), which takes place at the USC Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. The EIHS program includes a ten-day training course that leads to an eight-week internship to study stem cell research. Students are able to perform hands-on research in the state-of-the-art facilities to explore the relationships between stem cells, ethics, and public policy.
EIHS is the only program offered for pre-college students, and has proven interest as it reached full capacity for its 2014 term, and already scheduled dates for Summer 2015. Broidy's scholarships provide deserving students from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to utilize their math and science skills to develop future talent. In fact, Jeffrey Gunter, M.D., Chair for Ambassadors for Stem Cell Research at Keck said that Broidy's scholarships and support empower local youth in addition to bringing awareness and reinforcement of the power of stem cell research to the community.
Stem cell research is gaining popularity, even from different political and ethnic backgrounds because of its promises to help develop treatments for cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and endless other diseases. Broidy's attendance at a stem cell research conference in 2013 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center, confirmed his desire to help increase opportunities for research so that these diseases have the opportunity to become a thing of the past.
Broidy's philanthropy outreach in Los Angeles extends beyond his alma matter at USC, although he does sit on the Board of Directors for the USC Marshall School of Business. His other endeavors include involvement with Chai Lifeline (helping ill children to live a normal life), the Simon Wisenthal Center (museum focused on the history of the Holocaust), Hounds for Heroes (provides assistance dogs to returning veterans), and the Aviva Family and Children's Services (providing at-risk youth educational and therapeutic programs).
He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Foundation in addition to being a member of the United States Homeland Security Council and Young Presidents Organization.
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