Time: May 31, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Center for Innovation & Economic Development (CIED)
Street: 530 W. University Ave.
Website or Map: http://www.sfcolege.edu/cied/
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: CIED / GAIN/ CADE Museum/ MD Sherpa
Latest Activity: May 31, 2012
R. MAULIK SHAH M.D. Ph.D.
Dr. Maulik Shah MD PhD is a former University Professor who trained at the Medical College of Virginia, Texas Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health. He was part of the team that conducted the very first Human Gene Therapy Clinical Trial. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and abstracts on topics in Medicine and Genetics. As a clinician, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Medical Center for patient satisfaction and patient outcomes. His current interest is in the use of Genetics to improve health.
The goal of this seminar series is to review the newest science related to pertinent medical topics. In this session, Dr. Shah will discuss the physiological basis for Diabetes and the newest science involving Stem Cell Therapy. Stem cells are cells that have the potential to become any other cell type in the human body. Limitations to the use of Stem cells from their derivation and cultivation will be discussed. In addition, a new study, with UF involvement showing how to get greater engraftment of Stem Cells will be discussed in the context of developing a long-term Diabetes cure.