Dr. Eva Feldman to address Michigan Israel Business Bridge Nov. 12 in Grand Rapids
Taubman Institute Director Dr. Eva Feldman will address a special event at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids on Monday, Nov. 12. The meeting is a special networking luncheon with the Michigan Israel Business Bridge, a non-profit association that promotes economic growth in Michigan and Israel.
Dr. Feldman, the Russell N. DeJong professor of neurology at the University of Michigan and leader of the first-ever stem cell trial in patients with ALS, will tell the groups about her groundbreaking collaboration with another stem cell pioneer, Benjamin E. Reubinoff, M.D., Ph.D., of Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. Her talk is entitled "U-M and Hadassah: Engineering stem cells to decode a deadly disease."
The luncheon will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.; registration is required by Nov. 6. The charge for MIBB members is $30 or $35 for non-members. For complete details, click here.
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