CLEVELAND CLINIC FACE TRANSPLANT TEAM TO PRESENT
AT SCIENCE CENTER’S BIOMEDTECH SPEAKER SERIES
February 10th, 2010
CLEVELAND (Feb. 10, 2010) – Great Lakes Science Center will feature the Cleveland Clinic Face Transplant Team as part of its BioMedTech Speaker Series. Members of the Cleveland Clinic Face Transplant Team will discuss how the integration of creativity and technology brings about the revolutionary medical procedures for which they are known world-wide.
“Understanding science in order to improve our quality of life is a focus of biomedical technology and is key to the mission of Great Lakes Science Center,” said Linda Abraham-Silver, president and CEO of the Science Center. “The Cleveland Clinic Face Transplant Team and our own BioMedTech gallery will offer visitors a new insight into revolutionary procedures that are implemented currently as well as being developed.”
A special presentation for school groups will be offered on Friday, Feb. 26. Dr. Risal Djohan, MD, from the Cleveland Clinic will present on Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A second presentation is open to the general public on Saturday, Feb. 27 and will include other members of the face transplant team.
Great Lakes Science Center’s BioMedTech gallery highlights recent advances in biomedical technology and engineering and features career opportunities in the field. Designed in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, the gallery, with 3,000 square feet of exhibition space, is complemented by space for researchers and healthcare experts to present information firsthand to visitors.
Admission to the speaker series is free with regular paid admission. Check www.GreatScience.com for times and details.
About Science Education Partnership Award
The Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program funds grants for innovative educational programs. Such projects create partnerships among biomedical and clinical researchers and K-12 teachers and schools, museums and science centers, media experts and other educational organizations. SEPA is sponsored by the National Center for Research Resources(NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For more information visit http://www.ncrrsepa.org/.
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers, featuring hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounted parking available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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