Dr. Eva Feldman to headline fall Health Science Lecture
Dr. Eva Feldman will headline the fall Health Science Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 2, with an update on her landmark trial of a stem cell therapy for ALS. The trial, in which patients receive the surgical implantation of stem cells directly to their spinal cords, is expected to move into Phase 2 this fall in Ann Arbor.
The lecture takes place from 6-7 p.m. in the Kahn Auditorium of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building on the University of Michigan campus. It is open to the general public; no registration is required. Click here for directions.
The Health Science Lecture Series is sponsored by the Taubman Institute, the Program for Biology and a number of student organizations. The lectures will be held quarterly on the U-M campus and will focus on a wide variety of topics including medical research, public health, bioethics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology and many others.
Stem cell symposium set for Sept. 19 in Ann Arbor
Dr. Eva Feldman will be among the speakers at the one-day event, which focuses on cutting-edge developments in stem-cell biology, epigenetics and regneratrive medicine.
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