Ring in 2011 with a stem cell calendar
Need a last minute gift? Try a calendar of stem cell scientists, which will also support the research
The glossy pages include Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute neurologist Lorenz Studer, Nicholas Maragakis from Johns Hopkins, Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer at Advanced Cell Technology, and Gary Hammer, director of the endocrine oncology program at University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Cohen and the director of business development for the foundation, Bernis Katz, spent the better part of this year wooing the 12 researchers from across the U.S. away from their busy schedules and putting them right in front of the cameras.
They were met with giggles and a few replies of the "I-don't-think-I'm-calendar-material"-sort, but for the most part the researchers were highly enthusiastic about the idea, Cohen said.
By selling the calendars at $18 a pop, Cohen hopes to rake in from $15,000 to $20,000, which will go toward a $25,000 grant funding a stem cell researcher that will be awarded in 2011. The foundation has already awarded two grants since its inception in 2006.
"Sabrina is an amazing person," said cardiologist Joshua Hare, who runs an interdisciplinary stem cell research institute in the University of Miami, and graced the calendar as February. "She's got so much energy. She's devoted her life to support stem cell research."
"I'm really proud to be associated with this project and bringing all these amazing scientists together," said Cohen, who will soon start working on a 2012 calendar.
Calendars are available at cellebritydocscalendar.com
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