Expert on spinal injuries to speak at Princeton library

Published: October 22, 2007  |  Source: nj.com
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Dr. Wise Young
Dr. Wise Young

PRINCETON BOROUGH — Neuroscientist Dr. Wise Young, who was part of the team that discovered and established high-dose methylprednisolone as the first effective therapy for spinal cord injuries, is scheduled to speak on “The Hope and Hype of Stem Cell Research” at Princeton Public Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Young, a nationally recognized leader in spinal cord injury research, will give the talk as part of the Christopher Reeve Lecture Series, which honors the late Princeton-raised “Superman” actor and activist.

Young is the founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers University. Young was named “America’s Best” in the field of spinal cord injury research by Time magazine in 2001.

He was the first to hold the Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience at Rutgers when it was established in 2006 and received The Hope Award, the New Jersey Educator of the Year Award and the Caring Heart Award that same year.

Seating for the lecture in the first-floor Community Room is on a first-come, first-serve basis and the talk will be simulcast to monitors in the library.

All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.
The library is at 65 Witherspoon St. in Princeton Borough. Parking is available on neighboring streets and in the borough-operated Spring Street Garage, adjacent to the library. For more information, call (609) 924-9529