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Mini Med School

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison invites you to a series of Mini Med School sessions. Learn what you can do - and what we are discovering - to ensure better health for everybody.


The series will be led by our Mini Med School "deans":

Thursday, September 18, 2014: Regenerative Medicine - From Stem Cells to New Organs

Health Sciences Learning Center | Program: 6:30-8pm, Reception: 8-9pm


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a leader in stem cell and regenerative medicine research, with landmark discoveries including the first successful isolation of pluripotent stem cells in 1998 by James Thomson and colleagues.


Join our experts as they follow the story of a stem cell from its initial creation, to its maturation into a somatic cell, to its function within a new organ. They will demonstrate how different types of scientists interact to build human tissues and organs from a patient’s own cells.


Learn how the field of regenerative medicine is advancing ways to better treat debilitating diseases and uncovering the fundamental processes that lead to these diseases.


Speakers and Topics

  • Timothy Kamp, MD, PhD, FACC, professor of medicine; co-director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center - moderator

  • James A. Thomson, VMD, PhD, professor of cell and regenerative biology; director, Regenerative Biology Morgridge Institute for Research - What are Stem Cells; and New Technology to Create Patient-Specific Stem Cells

  • Sean Palecek, PhD, professor of chemical and biological engineering - Getting Stem Cells to Follow Direction

  • Amish Raval, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine; director, clinical cardiovascular regenerative medicine; director, UW ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Program - Repair and Regeneration in Heart Disease

  • William Murphy, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering; co-director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center - From Stem Cells to Human (neural) Tissues

  • Sam Gubbels, MD, FACS, assistant professor of otolaryngology; director, Cochlear Implant Program - Regeneration in Diseases of the Nervous System

What is a Mini Med School?

  • A fast-paced evening showing the latest research in action
  • An interactive learning experience
  • This program will explore our current understanding of today’s compelling health issues and how the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is improving care - from diagnosis and treatment to prevention

  • An opportunity to ask questions
  • A celebration of hope for everybody

Who are the Mini Med School Teachers?


The UW School of Medicine and Public Health physician-researchers who are changing the way we care for ourselves.



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Last updated: 07/01/2014
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