The Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) of Wellington, Florida, recently announced the selection of five recipients for its annual Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards.
RMF will present the awards at a Jan. 23 gala and dinner during the 13th annual World Stem Cell Summit 2018, which is from Jan. 22-26 at Hyatt Regency Miami. Recipients share a commitment to improving human health through expediting stem cell and regenerative medicine work, according to a summit press release.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will receive an advocacy award for their dedication to cancer research. Also up for an advocacy award are Shelley Ross and The Cure Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of physicians, scientists and researchers targeting serious diseases, the release said.
Dr. Ed Bosarge will receive a leadership award for biotechnology advances. Adrienne Bell-Cors Shapiro will receive an inspiration award for her work on sickle cell disease, and Norio Nakatsuji, a professor at Japan’s Kyoto University, will accept an international leadership award for his multidisciplinary work combining cell biology, chemistry and physics.
The World Stem Cell Summit 2018 is produced by the nonprofit RMF, which collaborates with the Phacilitate Leadership Forum, Cell & Gene Therapy World and Immuno-Oncology Frontiers World conferences, the release said.