Charles G. Cochrane, MD
CHAIRMAN PHILANTHROPY AND AUDIT COMMITTEES
Dr. Cochrane is Professor Emeritus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), was one of the 5 Founders of TSRI in 1961 and Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego.
is author of over 320 peer-reviewed scientific articles dealing with the molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunologic and inflammatory states.
invented the synthetic peptide pulmonary surfactant, KL4-Surfactant, which is given to preterm infants to expand their lungs and save lives.
The KL4-Surfactant is undergoing tests in other diseases currently.
received 40 national and international awards together with lectureships such as the Klemperer Award
of the NY Academy of Medicine
(1995), the "Frontiers of Medicine" lectureship of the Nobel Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden (1999), the American Lung Association "Live and Breathe Award (2004), the Ravdin Lecture of the American College of Surgeons (1983), the Centennial Speaker of the National Institutes of Health (1986) and at the "Molecular Basis of Inflammation" in Heidelberg, Germany (1993).
He has served on 11 Editorial Boards of international scientific journals and consultantships for 10 organizations or companies including the Arthritis Foundation, the American Heart Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Cancer Society and as a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors for Merck Sharp and Dohme.
Dr. Cochrane is also a member and past-President of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.