Join us on Saturday for a presentation by Dr. Wise Young
on the latest in spinal cord injury research and clinical trials.
Bring your questions!
Everyone is welcome ~ Reservations not needed ~ Free Event
Saturday, October 1, 2011
1:00 - 3:00 pm
AT&T Education & Executive Center
University of Texas at Austin Campus
1900 University Avenue
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is located downtown
on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard (MLK) and University Avenue,
at the south entrance to The University of Texas at Austin.
The center is four blocks from the Texas State Capitol and eight miles
from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
An underground, attached garage with 525 spaces is available for meetings, hotel and dining guests. You may self-park or use our valet services at the University Avenue entrance. Parking garage height clearance: 7' 2"
Alternatively at Brazos Garage Corner of Brazos and MLK (a few streets east of University towards I-35)
|The Spinal Cord Injury Project is the first focus of the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience. Its mission is to conduct cutting-edge research and to build collaborations to focus resources on finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.|
The Spinal Cord Injury Project works to bring together research facilities, educational institutions, training programs, government officials, and corporate entities to work together to develop new therapies and to move the most effective treatments quickly to clinical trial.
A critical force in accelerating the pace of research is the involvement of those who are spinal cord injured and their families. The Spinal Cord Injury Project provides many programs and services for this community to keep them informed on issues of health, the latest in spinal cord injury research, and in ways that they can work to move the field forward.
Wise Young, Ph.D., M.D., Founding Director, Professor II
The Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience
Dr. Wise Young, director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is recognized as one of the world's outstanding neuroscientists. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Reed College, a doctorate from the University of Iowa and a medical degree from Stanford University. After a surgery internship at New York University and Bellevue Medical Center, he joined the neurosurgery department at NYU. In 1984, he became director of neurosurgery research. In 1997, as part of Rutgers' commitment to the future, Dr. Young was recruited to establish and direct a world-class center for collaborative neuroscience.
Dr. Young was part of the team that discovered and established high-dose methylprednisolone (MP) as the first effective therapy for spinal cord injuries. This 1990 work upended concepts that spinal cord injuries were permanent, refocused research, and opened new vistas of hope. This team also played a major role in Andy Blight's signal work on 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), which shows significant promise for increasing nerve conductivity.
Dr. Young developed the first standardized rat spinal cord injury model used worldwide for testing therapies, formed the first consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test promising therapies, and helped establish several widely accepted clinical outcome measures in spinal cord injury research.
Dr. Young founded and served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neurotrauma. He organized the National and International Neurotrauma Societies as forums for scientists to share discoveries and collaborate on spinal cord injury and brain research. He serves or has served on advisory committees for the NIH, the National Academy of Sciences, and NICHD, and has served on advisory boards for many spinal cord injury organizations.
Well-known as a leader in spinal cord injury research, Dr. Young has appeared on "20/20" with Barbara Walters and Christopher Reeve, "48 Hours," "Today," "Eye-to-Eye," Fox News and CNN's news magazine with Jeff Greenfield. His work has been featured in a Life magazine special edition, USA Today, and innumerable other news, talk and print presentations throughout the world. His honors include: NIH Jacob Javits Neuroscience Award (1985-1992), Wakeman Award (1991), Tall Texan of the Year Award (1997), 'Cure' Award (1998), Trustees Award for Excellence in Research (2001), Asian American Achievement Award (2002), Douglass Medal for work with the advancement of young women in the sciences (2003), and Elizabeth M. Boggs Award for service to the disability community (2004). In August 2001, TIME Magazine named Dr. Young as 'America's Best' in the field of spinal cord injury research. In 2005 he was the first researcher elected to the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame. Dr. Young was appointed to the Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience in 2006 by the Rutgers University Board of Governors.
Texans for Stem Cell Research
6th Annual Singin' for Cures Fundraiser
September 30th, 2011
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Historic Saengerrunde (next to Scholz Garten)
1607 San Jacinto Boulevard
Featuring Special Guests:
Wise Young, PhD, MD
For more information & to RSVP
Official Event Site / Contact David to reserve tables
Texans for Stem Cell Research (TSCR) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3, volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of stem cell clinical applications. We promote FDA approved clinical trials that have the potential for new novel clinical therapy approaches for treating the millions suffering from debilitating disease and injury. TSCR hosts education events and provides advocacy support to industry leaders, partner organizations, researchers and doctors conducting stem cell research in Texas. TSCR assists the Texas based research teams and institutions by fostering strategic collaborations with potential partners. Stem cell therapies are advancing with promising results in clinical trials and TSCR will continue to promote safe, ethical and responsible research to accelerate translational efforts in Texas.
3112 Windsor Suite 106, Austin, Texas 78703
You can help our organization continue to provide important education about promising stem cell research through your donations. Your contributions provide support for our educational programs and advocacy efforts. We must keep our community informed about the importance of this research and it's potential to provide treatments and cures for diseases and debilitating injuries. You can now make a small gift through PayPal. We thank you in advance for your support and hope you will join our growing organization.
We thank you in advance for your support and hope you will join our growing organization in 2011. See you next month.