As the fourth generation of mothers to have children born with sickle cell disease, Adrienne is a tireless advocate for stem cell research. Watch her accept speech the 2018 World Stem Cell Summit in Miami, Florida.
Meet one of our Champions Award recipients for the month of April, Jenifer Raub. Jenifer is President of the Board for Summit for Stem Cell, Patient Advocate for Parkinson’s disease and a Patient Ambassador for Americans for Cures. She has testified as a Parkinson's patient advocate to the FDA in support of iPSC and regenerative
Meet March's Champions Award recipient, James Stewart. James had a successful career in the aircraft and high tech industry, but it was interrupted after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2007. James’ first symptoms were experienced in 2003 while cycling his favorite Sonoma county roads. Initially diagnosed with benign recurring remitting MS, his
When Dianne Keaton took her blouse off in the movie THE FAMILY STONE, I was quite happy for a second — a major movie star undressing? And then, in an instant, the mood changed. I jerked back in my theater seat, and made a soundless inward scream. Her breasts were gone. In their place was a short
Meet Dr. Craig Walsh. He's Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Center and Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Walsh's research focuses on both viral- and myelin antigen-induced models of multiple sclerosis (MS), and seeks to define specific strategies to promote immune tolerance to stem cell derivatives following transplantation
Meet Dr. Andrew McMahon. He's the Principal Investigator at the University of Southern California's (USC) Stem Cell McMahon Lab. Dr. McMahon's research focuses on the generation and repair of the kidney by identifying the regulatory processes that maintain, expand and differentiate kidney stem cells to the mature cell types of the functional kidney. In the adult,