Expert to Discuss the Regeneration of New Human Limbs
TAMPA - The potential for creating new human limbs and tissue is the focus of a public forum entitled "How to Create a Limb; Bringing Engineering to Medicine" to be held August 4th at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI). The featured speaker will be Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Laurencin is known for his work in the new field of Regenerative Engineering, the creation of synthetic materials that regenerate complex tissues, organs, or organ systems. Dr. Laurencin's work focuses on the regeneration of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and nerves. Dr. Laurencin is an international leader in tissue engineering research, and an expert in shoulder and knee surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is widely published in scholarly journals and holds more than 20 US patents.
Dr. Laurencin's lecture is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) sponsored by Florida Hospital in Orlando. Sponsors also include University Community Health and the Tampa Museum of Science & Industry. The lecture will be introduced by Antonia Novello, MD. Dr. Novello is a former US Surgeon General who is a National Board member of the Museum of Science & Industry. She also serves as the Executive Director of Public Health Policy for Florida Hospital, and heads the Distinguished Lecture Series.
The event will be held on Wednesday, August 4, at the Museum of Science & Industry (4801 East Fowler Drive, Tampa.) Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., and a Dessert & Coffee Reception will follow at 7:30 p.m. The program is free and open to the community, but space is limited. Please call (813) 987-6000 to RSVP.
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