Ali (Cyrus) Banan is a founding Head of the Departmental Research and Education at RUSH Chicago Medical School in Illinois, and Founding Head of the University Wide Research and Education at the USC Medical School Greenville South Carolina. He has well over 20 years of extensive experiences at executive and administrative levels in the industry and academia. He has a proven track-record of successfully leading global and national research and education strategies. Dr. Banan has served on over 50 professional committees and over 100 national and international organizations, volunteer boards, government/public health councils, industry, and academia. He has been principal investigator for more than 100 grants, including over $200 million in direct costs alone. He has secured well over $350 million of research and education funding, including from private industry, NIH, CDC, HHS, DARPA, and venture capital. He is also the author of 300+ peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstract presentations as well as inventor of several worldwide patents.
At Windsor University, he is the second-highest ranking officer of the university, providing academic leadership for the university’s colleges, campuses, research institutes, while overseeing academic support services and student services, and responsibility for curriculum, academic planning, faculty appointments, faculty development and promotion, and tenure decisions among many other responsibilities
Translational medicine research and Clinical science research