Visiting Professor Lecture Series continues April 29 with stem cell expert, Dr. Joshua Hare
Visiting Professor Lecture Series continues April 29 with stem cell expert, Dr. Joshua Hare.
The Taubman Institute's Visiting Professor Lecture series continued April 29 with a presentation by Dr. Joshua M. Hare, M.D., senior associate dean for experimental and regenerative medicine and director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Hare is a clinician-scientist whose laboratory studies stem cell applications for cardiovascular regeneration.
His talk concerned the clinical trial of a stem cell therapy for people whose heart tissue had been scarred. The study, dubbed Poseidon, showed a reduction in scar tissue and other positive outcomes following the injection of stem cells directly to the heart. The procedure, which uses a catheterization process similar to that used in angioplasty, will continue to be tested in an upcoming Phase II trial.
Visiting Professor lectures are generally held monthly and represent the Taubman Institute's ongoing commitment to furthering translational medical research by creating opportunities for the most talented physician-researchers to exchange knowledge and ideas.
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