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Monday, May 7th
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
(includes catered reception—10:30 to 11:00 a.m.)
Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Valet parking is available at the DMC: Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Guest Speakers include:
Marcia Baum, Exec. Director, Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell
Research & Cures (MCSCRC)
Dr. Sean Morrison, Director,
Univ. of Michigan Center for
Stem Cell Biology
The Honorable Joe Schwarz, former Member of Congress
Dr. Dorothy Nelson, Asst. Vice President,Office of the V.P.for Research, Wayne State University
Randal Charlton, Founder and CEO, Asterand, plc. and
Entrepreneur in Residence and Special Assistant to the
President for Economic Development at Wayne State
University; and Interim Director, TechTown
Dr. Jeffrey Loeb, Associate Professor in Neurology and
Molecular Medicine & Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Hot Topics in Molecular Medicine
Stem Cell Research
Science, Politics, Ethics, Economics
Hosted by the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics (CMMG), in
coordination with the Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research has brought us to the threshold of a new era of
medical discovery, while also provoking one of the nation’s fiercest
political and ethical debates. Opponents fear the research destroys life and will lead to human cloning. Supporters say it is unethical to allow people to suffer with conditions that could be treated with these therapies, especially since embryonic stem cells are routinely discarded by fertility clinics. Michigan law on the issue is among the nation’s most restrictive, harming efforts to advance science, retain and attract top researchers,
and bring new jobs to the state.
Please plan to join us on May 7th at WSU’s School of Medicine as a panel
of local and national experts address the science, the potential and the
law of this controversial and challenging Hot Topic.
This presentation will be held in WSU’s School of Medicine, Green
Auditorium in Scott Hall located at 540 E. Canfield Ave., Detroit, MI
48201. Valet parking is available at the DMC: Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Please RSVP by contacting Deirdre Turner, Program
Coordinator, CMMG at (313) 577-9019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.