Highlights of Stem Cell Research: Mending Broken Hearts
The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) held its seventh annual spring public outreach event to bring together global experts on heart disease, bioethics, and stem cell research to discuss current efforts to apply stem cell breakthroughs in the treatment of cardiac disease.
On April 3rd, over 200 people gathered at The TimesCenter in New York City to hear a panel discussion on heart disease and stem cell research. Stem Cell Research: Mending Broken Hearts was moderated by CBS News’ Dr. Max Gomez and featured global experts on heart disease, bioethics, and stem cell research discussing the latest developments in the field and the current efforts to apply stem cell breakthroughs in the treatment of cardiac disease.
Panelists included Dr. Holly Andersen, attending cardiologist and Director of Education and Outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center, Timothy Caulfield, Tier 1 Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and professor, Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, Dr. Stephen Chang, Vice President of Research and Development at The New York Stem Cell Foundation, Dr. Kenneth R. Chien, Director of the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center at Harvard University and the Richard Simches Research Center, Dr. Warren Sherman, Director of Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at the Columbia University Medical Center, Susan L. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of The New York Stem Cell Foundation, and Dr. Gustav Steinhoff, Director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery and Head of the Reference and Translation Center Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy at the University of Rostock.