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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation chair to speak at Stem Cell Summit

April 2, 2008 By Jordana Lenon

Peter D. Kiernan, III, chair of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation,  will provide the keynote address at the World Stem Cell Summit Sept. 22-23, 2008, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Bernard Siegel, executive director of the Genetics Policy Institute and co-chair of the World Stem Cell Summit, says: "We are very honored that Peter Kiernan will address the summit. Both Christopher and Dana Reeve remain heroes to the millions of patients who believe that regenerative medicine offers hope to finding a cure for paralysis and a host of other afflictions. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation remains true to its founders’ legacy by funding critical stem cell research."

The summit is being organized by the Genetics Policy Institute, the University of Wisconsin Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and the WiCell Research Institute.

Peter T. Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, says, "We are delighted that our chairman, Peter Kiernan, will participate in what promises to be a stellar program featuring leading patient advocates, scientists and business leaders. This event will serve as a wonderful platform to showcase our foundation’s commitment to this promising research.