The Chrysalis

NSU Donor Connection Message for September 2016

A caterpillar’s chrysalis activates imaginal cells stowed away in the creature’s skin. As these cells develop, the chrysalis conceals a monumental transformation, making the emergence of a butterfly appear all the more magical.

This month, NSU underwent its own transformation, being named one of the "Top 20 Global Universities that Could Challenge the Elite by 2030," as published by Times Higher Education. A week later, NSU celebrated the opening of its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), Florida’s newest hub for scientific and biomedical advancement.

None of this would be possible without you, our own special “imaginal cells of humans” who dream of solving key issues facing humanity. A few “cells” near to my heart include Indianapolis 500® Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, AutoNation, and Mike and Alice Jackson who have teamed with NSU to help drive the cure for cancer through research forward, faster.  Ryan is supporting a lab within the newly named AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research. The Jacksons are Shark Circle donors, and AutoNation’s giving to NSU now exceeds $10 million!

Below is message from President and CEO Dr. Hanbury, a link to view our CCR Grand Opening “movie trailer,” and additional exciting and heart-warming highlights demonstrating some of the ways NSU is spreading its wings and taking flight thanks to your support.