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Removing Barriers: L.A. Philanthropist Elliott Broidy Gives Top Performing Inner City High School Kids Opportunity to Attend Elite Stem Cell Camp
Date:7/17/2013

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Philanthropist and L.A. native Elliott Broidy is being called a "visionary" for making it possible for young inner city high school scientists to conduct stem cell research at a one-of-a-kind summer camp affiliated with USC.

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The summer program offers top performing students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in stem cell research. Broidy is removing the economic barriers that would normally keep away some students by providing scholarships.

"The EIHS program does amazing things for high school students across the city," said Jeffrey Gunter, M.D., Chair, Executive Board of the Ambassadors for Stem Cell Research at the USC Keck School of Medicine. "Elliott Broidy sees that by allowing these talented high school students to participate in advanced medical stem cell research, it not only changes their lives, but the entire community's perspective."

The USC Early Investigator High School Program in Stem Cell Research provides students an opportunity to be involved in leading research on stem cells and regenerative medicine.

More than 20 students receive hands-on training and mentorship at the USC Stem Cell Core facility and research laboratories. These students also attend weekly forums, such as the upcoming USC Stem Cell Public Policy and Education Forum, which provide a foundation in the ethical and political issues relating to stem cell science and regenerative medicine.

Elliott Broidy, an executive board member, has worked tirelessly with the program to allow students a
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