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Reversing Human Aging

Start: August 22, 2001 @ 7:00 pm
End: August 25, 2001 @ 6:30 am

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jeff Seaver
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Email: jeff@cfimichigan.org

Description:

The Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cell- Now and Forever, Cells Without End. In it, Dr Fossel takes a very balanced approach regarding this highly charged issue; keeping the very valid ethical considerations in view, while considering in a clear-eyed fashion, the promise and potential of this research. One interesting point in the article, among many, is the ethical cost of omission, where he plays out two natural scenarios-one, where a child dies due to no effective treatment available in his time for the malady he has.

About Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

MSU Clinical Professor of Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital emergency room in Grand Rapids, MSU

Michael B. Fossel, M.D., Ph.D. (born 1950, Greenwich, Connecticut) is a professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University best known for his views on telomerase therapy as a possible treatment for cellular senescence. Fossel has appeared on many major news programs to discuss aging and appears regularly on National Public Radio (NPR). He is also a respected lecturer, author, and the founder and former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine (now known as Rejuvenation Research). Prior to earning his M.D. at Stanford Medical School, Fossel earned a joint B.A. (cum laude) and M.A. in psychology at Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in neurobiology at Stanford University. He is also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. After graduating from medical school in 1981, he was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship and taught at Stanford University. Fossel has written numerous articles on aging and ethics for the Journal of the American Medical Association and In Vivo, and a book by Fossel entitled Reversing Human Aging was published in 1996.