NYSCF at the TimesCenter 2008

This panel of leading stem cell scientists and patient advocates provided the straight scoop on the latest developments in the stem cell field and explained why there is so much at stake for us all. Excerpts from current films helped illustrate the urgency of this research.

April 30, 2008 The New York TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Stem cell research is much talked about and little understood. This panel of leading stem cell scientists and patient advocates provided the straight scoop on the latest developments in the stem cell field and explained why there is so much at stake for us all. Excerpts from current films helped illustrate the urgency of this research.

Participants included: Chuck Close Artist and patient advocate Kevin Eggan, PhD The New York Stem Cell Foundation and Harvard Stem Cell Institute Brooke Ellison Patient advocate; President, The Brooke Ellison Project Gerald Fischbach, MD The Simons Foundation Jack Kessler, PhD Northwestern University Alexandra Reeve Board member, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Leonard Lopate Host, The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC Susan L. Solomon CEO, The New York Stem Cell Foundation.