Mar 16, 2010

Alzheimer’s Disease: How Stem Cell Research Will Make a Difference

If you are in New York you should consider attending this panel discussion on Alzheimer's and Stem Cell research....
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

On behalf of The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) with The Charles Evans Foundation and support from the Geoffrey Beene Gives Back® Initiative, we hope you can join us for Alzheimer’s Disease: How Stem Cell Research Will Make a Difference, a free educational panel for the public. The panel-- comprised of leading stem cell scientists, policymakers and patient advocates—will be moderated by Washington Post health and politics reporter Ceci Connolly and focus on the latest approaches to understand and cure this devastating disease.

The Alzheimer’s panel takes place Thursday, March 25, 2010 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street at Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan.

Panelists include Kevin Eggan, Ph.D., NYSCF Chief Scientific Officer and Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University; Howard Fillit, M.D., Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Aging (ISOA) and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF); Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Chairman Emeritus of the National Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association; William Haseltine, Ph.D., President The Haseltine Foundation for Medical Sciences and the Arts, Chairman, Haseltine Global Health, LLC; Greg Simon, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Policy at Pfizer, Inc.; and Susan L. Solomon, J.D., CEO, NYSCF.

Founded in 2005, NYSCF is dedicated to furthering stem cell research to advance the search for cures of the major diseases of our time. NYSCF opened the first privately funded stem cell laboratory in New York City in March 2006 to serve as a “safe haven” where scientists can conduct advanced stem cell research free of federal restrictions. The organization supports scientists engaged in stem cell research through grants, fellowships and symposia; runs collaborative, state-of-the-art research facilities directly focused on curing disease; and educates the public about the importance and potential benefits of stem cell research.

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Bob DeMarco is the editor of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,200 articles with more than 9,000 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.

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