Top 5 NYSCF Webinars of 2021

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#5 Unlocking Rare Disease Treatments with Stem Cells (February 24, 2021)

Hear from experts Matt Wilsey (Chairman, President & Co-founder, Grace Science Foundation), Leena Panwala (President and Co-founder, INADcure Foundation), and Daniel Paull, PhD (Senior Vice President, Discovery and Platform Development, NYSCF) about the unique challenges faced by rare disease patients and how stem cell research is advancing treatments and cures.

“All of our children have different mutations on the (disease causing) gene, but every child has a different mutation. Stem cells can offer more precise treatment options based on one’s own specific mutations.”
Leena Panwala


#4 Ending the Pandemic in the US and Worldwide (June 10, 2021)

In this topical webinar, viral immunologist, physician-researcher, and Pulitzer Prize winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil, epidemiologist, global health expert, and MacArthur Fellow Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA,  and NYSCF CEO and Founder Susan L. Solomon, JD talk about how we reach herd immunity, both locally and globally, and navigate the future of this pandemic.

“Because of this disparity that we have in terms of access to vaccination, we’re going to continue to have contexts where the virus will persist because of the lack of vaccination and new variants and so on. And that means that we need to work very hard to get vaccines to as many people around the world as possible.”
Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA

#3 Your Aging Brain: The Spectrum from Healthy to Alzheimer’s Disease (September 22, 2021)

Internationally renowned Alzheimer’s expert David A. Bennett, MD (Rush Medical College, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center), up-and-coming Harvard researcher Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD (Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital) and our own Scott Noggle, PhD (The NYSCF Research Institute) discuss what their latest findings tell us about the cells in our aging brains, the genetic factors that may be driving cognitive decline, and the road toward effective treatments.

“NYSCF and Scott Noggle have developed, a really strong pipeline to rejuvenate patient cells… Not only do these cells provide a way to identify the different roads to Alzheimer’s dementia, they also allow a platform for testing that hypothesis, and then testing drugs that could help those individuals.”
Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD

#2 Defining Parkinson’s Triggers and Catalyzing New Therapies (April 22, 2021)

Hear from experts Lorenz Studer, MD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Malin Parmar, PhD (Lund University), Vikram Khurana, MD, PhD (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School), and Gist Croft, PhD (The NYSCF Research Institute) as they discuss how stem cells are helping to address the lack of therapies that can slow, stop, or reverse Parkinson’s Disease.

“It’s an exciting time for us to be on the side of really developing cell therapies, but also for really using stem cells as a model to understand Parkinson’s.”
Lorenz Studer, MD

#1 Restoring Vision with Stem Cells (March 23, 2021)

In our most popular webinar, legendary eye surgeon Stanley Chang, MD (K.K. Tse and Ku Teh Ying Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University), researcher Kapil Bharti, PhD (Senior Investigator, National Eye Institute), and Susan L. Solomon, JD (Founder and CEO, NYSCF Research Institute) discuss cell replacement therapies for age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss, being developed at NYSCF and the National Institute of Health.

“We are looking at this as a replacement cell type to replace those damaged (retinal) cells in the back of the eye… I think regenerative medicine is at those crossroads that we have built that critical mass of enough proof of concept studies that we can do this.”
Kapil Bharti, PhD

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