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Alumni Gift to the Olaf S. Andersen, MD, Fund

Dr. John Zebala

For John Zebala, MD ’93, PhD ’92, the years he spent training to become a physician-scientist at Weill Cornell Medicine were some of the most enjoyable and transformative years of his life. “I had the freedom to find my life passions as an inventor and biomedical entrepreneur. All of the business and personal successes I have achieved today would never have been possible without the MD-PhD program,” Dr. Zebala says.

Dr. Zebala was inspired to make a $25,000 gift to the Olaf S. Andersen, MD, Fund for Physician-Scientist Training so that future biomedical entrepreneurs could have the same opportunity that he did. The fund was established in honor of Dr. Olaf Andersen’s 20th year as the director of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program.

“It is my hope that this fund will support the full spectrum of student creativity and innovative potential that lies at the heart of the MD-PhD program, giving those students mentorship opportunities across fields that encompass basic science, clinical service and the business of biomedicine,” says Dr. Zebala.

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