Swine Expert Joins Spring Point Project
The Board of Directors of Spring Point Project, a
non-profit organisation created to provide an unlimited source of pig islet
(insulin-producing cells of the pancreas) cells to accelerate the availability
and affordability of islet transplantation, has attracted yet another expert to
support its mission toward finding the cure to diabetes.
Scott A. Dee, a Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine in the
College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Minnesota, is the newest
member to join the organisation's board.
Dee is a well-recognised
authority in swine infectious diseases. He has numerous awards in the field and
more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. In addition to
his ties to the University, Dee functions as a swine consultant in more than 30
US states and 20 countries. He is also past President of the American
Association of Swine Practitioners.
"We are now pleased to have him
contribute his expertise on the board," says Tom Cartier, president and chairman
of the Spring Point Project board. "Given his knowledgeable background in swine
infectious diseases and experience in disease transmission, Scott brings
important skills and personal passion to Spring Point Project."
Point Project is a non-profit organisation with the mission to provide an
unlimited source of pig islet cells to accelerate the availability and
affordability of islet transplantation to cure diabetes.
• Spring Point Project
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