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June 10, 2010

Dr. Sally Temple Named Recipient of Prestigious University at Albany Foundation Award

Contact: Cari Arena  
June 10, 2010
Phone:  518-522-4226
Email: cariarena@nstemcell.org

Dr. Sally Temple Named Recipient of Prestigious
University at Albany Foundation Award

Co-Founder of the Neural Stem Cell Institute Honored with Citizen Laureate Award

Rensselaer, NY — The University at Albany Foundation announced that Dr. Sally Temple, Co-Founder and Scientific Director of the Neural Stem Cell Institute, has been selected as a recipient of the 2010 Citizen Laureate Award. The Citizen Laureate Award recognizes outstanding leaders in business and industry, government and academics and is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the University at Albany Foundation.

“I feel so honored to be given such high praise from the University at Albany Foundation. The University has been wonderfully supportive of our mission, and we are grateful for this highlight recognizing our achievements” said Dr. Sally Temple.

At the Neural Stem Cell Institute, Dr. Temple works to further research on stem cells for nervous system applications and to translate this research into therapies for such diseases as age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson’s disease and Spinal Cord Injury.

Dr. Temple also holds positions at the University at Albany, Albany Medical College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a member of numerous boards including The New York Stem Cell Foundation, The International Society for Stem Cell Research and the Genetics Policy Institute.

Dr. Temple will be honored at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, NY on Wednesday, October 20th.

About NSCI: The Neural Stem Cell Institute is a unique organization that produces leading stem cell research to develop new therapies for diseases of the central nervous system (CNS).  The first independent stem cell research institute in the USA, NSCI aims to harness the power of stem cells to ease suffering caused by injury and disease of the brain, spinal cord and retina. NSCI is led by MacArthur Award winner Dr. Sally Temple who helped discover and define nervous system stem cells. Dr. Temple has recruited leading researchers from around the world to help translate discovery research into new therapies for CNS repair and regeneration.

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