Rodman Shankle, M.D. spoke at the “Spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease”, an educational event presented at the CIRM Governing Board meeting on December 10, 2008. Shankle reviewed clinical data, which indicates that stem cells from the fat pad of the intestines have the capacity to repair damaged brain tissue found in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. Shankle is the founder and medical director of the Shankle Clinic for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. He is also Chief Medical Officer of the Medical Care Corporation.
Leeza Gibbons, a patient advocate member of the CIRM Governing Board and the founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, introduced Shankle.
The CIRM-hosted event was presented in partnership with the University of California, Irvine at the UC Irvine Student Center