MIAMI BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research (SCF) announces its first annual “CELLebrity” Doctors Calendar, featuring twelve leading male stem cell research scientists from around the U.S. to promote awareness and raise funds for research.
2011 Calendar Info
Calendar sales launch with a kick-off party November 6, 2010, where Dr. Joshua Hare (February) will receive SCF’s second grant for heart disease. For online calendar sales and related events, visit www.CELLebrityDocsCalendar.com
“Nearly 128 million Americans are suffering from diseases that can potentially be reversed through stem cell therapies, some of which are currently being studied by our 2011 “CELLebrity” Doctors. We’re so very fortunate to have these distinguished doctors participate in our first national project,” said Sabrina Cohen, Founder of SCF. “This calendar allows the Foundation to accomplish both education and fundraising, and familiarize people across the country with our mission in a fun and creative way.”
Cutting Edge Research
The cover of the 2011 calendar features Dr. Hans Keirstead, University of California, Irvine, whose research recently translated into the first FDA approved trial to treat acute spinal cord injured patients with embryonic stem cells.
Each month spotlights a doctor representing a different medical condition on the stem cell “treatable“ list, and the cutting edge research they’re developing.
The other doctors gracing the pages of the calendar include:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Dr. Joshua Hare - University of Miami Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
Dr. Samuel Gandy - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Dr. Lorenz Studer – Sloan-Kettering Institute
Dr. Nicholas Maragakis - Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Donald Phinney - Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Robert Lanza - Wake Forest University
Dr. Clive Svendsen - Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute
Dr. Michael Verneris - University of Minnesota
Dr. Juan Dominguez-Bendala - Diabetes Research Institute
Dr. Gary Hammer - University of Michigan
Based in Miami Beach, the Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 2006 by advocate, Sabrina Cohen, who’s been living with a spinal cord injury since 1992. SCF is dedicated to leading the fight against disease by funding advanced stages of research.