At last week’s TEDMED conference in San Diego, Henry McCance, Chairman Emeritus of venture capital firm Greylock Partners named the Myelin Repair Foundation among the leading innovators in accelerating medical research. In a brief presentation in which McCance talked about the shortcomings of the funding models for basic research, he posted a slide that listed those organizations that are viewed as leaders in the movement to change the way in which medical research is funded and organized. The Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) was at the top of the list.
For those who may not be aware, TEDMED is one of the world’s go-to meetings for all things medicine, health and health care related. The MRF was honored to participate in the meeting as a guest of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and to be recognized before such an important group of change agents for our innovative work in accelerating medical research.