Richard Feigen hosted an outreach cocktail reception for NYSCF in New York City. Kevin Eggan, PhD, and Robin Goland, MD, gave talks on the biology of stem cells, underscoring the potential for this research to change the face of science and medicine.
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg welcomed guests and participants at the gala dinner that opened NYSCF's 2006 Annual Translational Research Conference at Rockefeller University. Douglas Melton, PhD, and dinner chair Dick Wolf addressed more than 250 scientists and NYSCF friends and supporters.
The evening was devoted to facts and controversies surrounding stem cell research with a panel discussion geared to the general public, a brief scientific presentation, Stem Cells 101, and a discussion of the political and ethical issues that abound in this field.