The Evolution Of The MNITF
In 1984, in affiliation with the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine and the Daughters of Charity Health System, the Los Angeles Transplant Institute was formed. In 1989, the Institute became the National Institute of Transplantation (NIT) and in 2009, it was renamed the Mendez National Institute of Transplantation (MNIT), honoring Founders, Drs. Rafael and Robert Mendez, for their dedication to advancing transplantation and their significant financial contribution.
In December 2013, Viracor-IBT acquired MNIT’s laboratory assets, a move that perpetuates and further extends the missions of MNIT and Viracor-IBT, and unifies them in their common goal of improving the lives of more patients across the U.S. MNIT and Viracor-IBT additionally established a collaborative research relationship as part of this transition.
In Spring of 2014, the MNIT merged with Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF). MNITF was established to conduct fundraising activities, manage contributed funds, and support the activities of MNIT, and now continues the mission of the MNIT.
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