A panel of experts will discuss their innovative research, including a presentation titled “Regenerative Medicine: Innovative Approaches to Healthcare,” by prominent research scientist Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and chair of the Department of Urology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Panelists also include Graca Almeida Porada, who is a professor at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Porada’s research focuses on the biological properties and regenerative capabilities of adult stem cells, with the goal of understanding disease processes and developing novel approaches to cell therapy and tissue repair. Mary Jacobsen, associate professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Salem College and founder/director of Talent Psychology Consulting, Inc., will also speak. Jacobsen’s research focuses on the psychology of exceptional creative intelligence as complex cognitive processes and human experience, as well as its role in breakthrough innovation.
Co-sponsored by the Salem College Department of Psychology, the Salem College Women in Science and Mathematics Program, and the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Visit www.salem.edu/academics/wismp/ for more information about upcoming science and technology events.