Dr. Jon Odorico is the Chief Scientific Officer and the Scientific Founder of RMS. He is responsible for the overall scientific direction of the Company. Dr. Odorico is also a Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Organ Transplantation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. Dr. Odorico is certified by the American Board of Surgery and specializes in pancreas transplants, islet cell transplants, and multi-organ transplants. In addition, he performs general surgery procedures on transplant patients. He currently serves as Director of both the Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Programs. He received his B.S. degree in the field of chemistry from Duke University in 1983 and his medical degree from New York University, School of Medicine in 1987. He then completed training in General Surgery and Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Wisconsin, respectively.
He has received numerous awards in his research field of study, including the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Jonathon E. Rhoads Research Award from the Harrison Department of Surgical Research, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Best Abstract Award from OrthoBiotech Transplant Fellows Workshop, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Award, the Vilas Associate Award from the University of Wisconsin and the Fujisawa Faculty Development Award from American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He has worked in the field of stem cell research and diabetes for over 15 years and is a key thought leader in the field as evidenced by numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, as well as service on grant review boards. Dr. Odorico co-authored the textbook, Human Embryonic Stem Cells ©2005, Taylor and Francis, ISBN: 1859962785. Over the years he has worked with Dr. James Thomson, the University of Wisconsin stem cell pioneer, collaborating with him on grants and publications. Dr. Odorico is also a member of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at the University of Wisconsin and regularly collaborates with many stem cell scientists worldwide.
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