Now Streaming: Beautiful Journey Podcast

In Beautiful Journey’s season premiere, host Alya Michelson welcomes Ksenia Turkova, a Voice of America journalist with over 20 years of experience in TV and radio. Join them as they journey back to their days in Moscow, where they both served as journalists for different media outlets during a time of profound change and growth.

Apply Now for Leap’s Petpreneurs Start-Up Funding Program

Leap Venture Studio hosted their annual virtual Demo Day on June 8, showcasing this year’s innovative pet care companies. Learn how they are exploring groundbreaking ideas to transform the industry.

Celebrating Innovation: Michelson Philanthropies Prize Recipients

In June 2023, the Michelson Medical Research Foundation recognized the awardees of the Next Generation Grants and Immunology Prize at the Keystone Symposia on B Cell Biology.

Highlights from the UNCF Summit for Black Higher Education

Michelson IP recently sponsored the UNCF conference and led the “Democratizing IP Education” panel, collaborating with Dr. Morris, Prof. Chisholm, and Kene Turner.

Michelson Institute for Pet Professions’ Growth in Grooming Career Fair

Michelson Found Animals and the Michelson Institute for Pet Professions are hosting a free grooming-focused learning session and career fair for new and working pet groomers in Los Angeles on September 18th.

Apply to the 2024 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Human Immunology

Applications for the 2024 Science Prize will be open until October 1, 2023. This international prize is intended to encourage and support young, early-career investigators from various disciplines in transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery.

Victoria Piar, Senior Program Manager, Better Neighbor Project

Victoria Piar Fostering Change in the LA Pet Community

“None of this would be possible without the efforts and dedication of the Better Neighbor Project Team.”  A humanitarian at heart, Victoria Piar firmly believes that “everyone deserves the joy of pet ownership.”

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