Hadassah presents ‘Medical Miracles’ programs on stem cell research progress

St. Louis Chapter Hadassah will host Hadassah Professor Raphael Gorodetsky at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the home of Dr. Robert and Judy Kramer, for a “Medical Miracles” program discussing the progress of stem cell based tissue regeneration research, and the promise it holds for the future.

The free event will include light hors d’oeuvres and a dessert reception, although donations towards stem cell research at Hadassah Medical Organization are encouraged.

Gorodetsky heads the Laboratory of Radiobiology and Biotechnology at the Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah University Medical Center. The research group investigates tissue regeneration and adult stem cell isolation, expansion and implantation. He is also co-founder and chief scientist of Hapto Biotech Israel, LTD, a startup company of Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer company, which has now merged with Forticell Biosciences of New York.

As a follow-up program to this evening, “A love story-Linda Jayaram, David Barish and Hadassah,” will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The program will examine stem cell therapy research for multiple sclerosis being done at Hadassah Hospital in groundbreaking clinical trials led by Professor Dimitrios Karussis. Attendees will be introduced to a participant in Dr. Karussis’ trial – Linda Jayaram of Houston who will share the story of her progress and talk about what is currently possible for those with MS using stem cell therapy, and what promise this research holds for the future. To learn more about Dr. Karussis, Jayaram and Barish, watch an online video at http://goo.gl/TBmmF.

For more information about either program or to register by Nov. 4 for Medical Miracles at Hadassah, call the Hadassah office at 314-991-0434 or email [email protected].