ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2005 — Two nationally renowned experts on the issue of stem cell research at Albany Medical College?a scientist and a bioethicist?will give a free seminar on current issues in the stem cell research debate and answer questions from the audience on this important topic. The program will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Weds., June 15 in Albany Medical Center’s Huyck Auditorium.
The speakers are Glenn McGee, Ph.D., the John A. Balint Endowed Chair of Medical Ethics and director of The Center for Bioethics at Albany Medical College and Sally Temple, Ph.D., professor in the Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College.
Dr. Temple is a stem cell researcher who made the discovery that stem cells exist in the embryonic brain and can be cultured and grown outside of the body. Her findings paved the way for continued research into brain stem cells worldwide.
Dr. McGee is one of the world’s leading authorities on bioethics and often appears on network news shows and is a frequent lecturer at universities and other organizations.
To register, members of the public should call 518-262-1000.
Albany Medical Center is northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center. It consists of Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital; and the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Additional information about Albany Medical Center can be found at www.amc.edu.