Dr. Anantha Shekhar

Dr. Anantha Shekhar Board Member

Dr. Anantha Shekhar is one of the founders of Anagin and also serves as the senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Shekhar’s responsibilities at the University of Pittsburgh include shaping the careers of more than 6,000 faculty and staff members, as well as the academic success of approximately 5,000 students annually, all while supporting Pitt’s position as a top-ranked recipient of NIH research dollars. He also works closely with UPMC, one of the largest academic medical centers in the nation, to ensure that health care delivery, biomedical research, and education—already among the nation’s elite—continue to flourish. Dr. Shekhar previously served as the Director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Through the CTSI, Dr. Shekhar lead the effort to promote Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) research focused on translating discoveries in basic neurosciences into potential clinical applications to treat neuropsychiatric disorders such as panic disorder, schizophrenia, and autism.

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