Q&A with Courtney Stevens
Medical research foundation
hunts scientists around globe
Q: I know OMRF employs scientists from all over the world. How many and which countries are represented?
A: We have about 30 different countries represented. Those include Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, France, Greece, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Philippines, Russia, Spain and a dozen or so others.
Q: Why is worldwide recruiting important to the success of OMRF? Aren't there enough talented researchers right in the U.S.?
A: U.S. colleges and universities aren't producing enough science and technology graduates to fill all the jobs available in these sectors. So, we increasingly have to look to international sources to fill our labs. Also, the days of the U.S. as the uncontested leader in medicine and medical research are no more. If we want the best and brightest minds to attack our most challenging health problems, we need to look beyond our borders.