BSCRF awards Representative Daniel E. Bosley with a Certificate of Appreciation
For Immediate Release:
The Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation awards Representative Daniel E. Bosley (1st Berkshire) with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Activated Egg Symposium 2009.
The Foundation honored Representative Daniel E. Bosley in recognition of his dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine in Massachusetts.
“Representative Bosley was instrumental to the passage of the Massachusetts Stem Cell Bill in 2005. And we thank him for taking a leadership position in educating his fellow legislators about the importance of stem cell science,” said Dr. Ann Kiessling, director of the Bedford Stem Research Foundation as she presented the award.
The Seventh Annual Activated Egg Symposium hosted Stem Cell scientists from major universities in New England and California. This year’s keynote, Renee A. Reijo Pera, director of Stanford’s Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Education achieved notoriety because of her controversial research using embryonic stem cells to create sperm and eggs. She was joined by internationally known leaders including, Dr. Gary Stein, director of Massachusetts’ new International Stem Cell Registry, Dr. Haifan Lin, director of the Yale Stem Cell Center, Dr. Laura Grabel, Wesleyan University, Dr. Ann Kiessling, director of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation, Dr. Ren-He Xu, director of the University of Connecticut-Wesleyan Stem Cell Core, Dr. Jesse Mager, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School’s new Petri Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. With attendance limited to 100, the event provides a unique environment for investigators from academia, industry and infertility clinics to meet, discuss their most recent science and form new collaborations. Discussions also included estimates of time to develop new stem cell based therapies for degenerative diseases, including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord diseases, AIDS and heart failure.
Representative Bosley’s lunch time talk was warmly received with a standing ovation for his many accomplishments.