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Institutional growth is about more than space and size. It is about our most precious resources, the scientists of Wistar. They are the talent behind the discoveries that improve health and medical care around the world.
Our faculty’s achievements are astounding considering Wistar’s relatively small size. In just the past decade, we have pioneered dozens of breakthroughs including:
By increasing the number of laboratories from 30 to 40, the Building Wistar, Changing the World Campaign will bring Wistar up to size, matching most peers and helping us attain a critical mass of faculty positions by 2014. Our carefully planned recruitment will replace retiring researchers and fill new positions. Most important, this approach will diversify the Wistar faculty, augmenting the strengths of our current senior researchers with new and complementary expertise in emerging areas of science that represent today’s frontiers of discovery.
The microscope in the image belonged to William E. Horner, M.D., a collaborator with Caspar Wistar, M.D., in the early 1800s.
Dr. Horner, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer of the use of microscopes in anatomical and medical research. He authored Special Anatomy and Histology, a seminal text on the subject.