USUF seeks to develop a reservoir of expertise for the project by developing a U.S.-Ukraine Biotechnology Advisory Council.  The current members are listed, below.

For more information about USUF’s developing Biotechnology Initiative, regardless of aspect or type of engagement, please contact USUF at info@usukraine.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Halyna Breslawec
Rusty Brooks
Brad Bunt
Michael Buryk
R. Scott Colson
Mark Howansky
Olya Duzey
Dr. Boris Lushniak
Leonard L. Mazur
Dr. Marilyn Pifer

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Halyna Breslawec

Dr. Halyna Breslawec is the Executive Vice President for Science at the Personal Care Products Council. Dr. Breslawec received her BS in Biochemistry and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry (Pharmacognosy) from the University of Minnesota.

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Rusty Brooks

Rusty Brooks is an affiliated faculty member for the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia and an Associate Director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Director of the Institute’s International Center.

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Brad Bunt

Brad Bunt is a 28 year Director of the U.S. SBA Small Business Development Center program (SBDC). Mr. Bunt is currently director of the North Central Texas SBDC and President of Rubicon Investments, Inc. Mr. Bunt graduated form the University of North Texas and is a Certified Business Development Specialist (CBDS) and Master Business Development Specialist (MBDS) with the ASBDC.

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Michael Buryk

Michael Buryk is the President at M Buryk Associates. The producer of Made in Ukraine Tech Startup Edition, a podcast covering investment in Ukraine and the global expansion of its technology product and software companies. Mr. Buryk earned his BA in Russian Language and Literature at St. Peter’s College and MA in Russian Area Studies at Hunter College.

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R. Scott Colson

R. Scott Colson is a Honorary Consul of Ukraine and Asst. to the Mayor at the City of Birmingham, AL. Mr. Colson earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alabama and Bachelor of Laws at the Cumberland College.

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Mark Howansky

Mark Howansky is the Associate Director of Device Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Howansky earned his BS in Engineering at Harvard University and earned his MBA in Management and Information Systems at New York University.

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Olya Duzey

Olya Duzey is the Senior Manager at Management Sciences for Health. Duzey earned her BS in Pharmacy at Wayne State University and earned her MA in Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan.

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Dr. Boris Lushniak

Dr. Boris Lushniak is a current Professor and Dean in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland. Lushniak earned his BS and MD through a six-year Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. He later earned his MA in Public Health at Harvard University.

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Leonard L. Mazur

Leonard L. Mazur has been Chairman and Secretary at Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since March 30, 2016. Mr. Mazur served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Citius Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from September 12, 2014 to April 4, 2016. He co-founded Akrimax Pharmaceuticals in 2007. He Co-founded Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC and served as its Chief Operating Officer from January 2005 to May 2012. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Manor College and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Mazur received both his BA and MBA from Temple University and has served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

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Dr. Marilyn Pifer

Dr. Marilyn Pifer is former Director of Research and Innovation at CRDF Global. Dr. Pifer earned her BS and MS degrees in Biology at Stanford University. She earned PhD in Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.