Spotlight on Deafness
On March 12, 2008, the CIRM Governing Board heard from three speakers about the promise of stem cell research in treating deafness and hearing loss. They learned about current treatments for deafness and hearing loss from Karen Doyle, CIRM-funded stem cell research from Ebenezer Yamoah. In addition, Diana Kaljian, one of Dr. Doyle’s patients, spoke about her severe hearing loss. .
- Welcoming remarks: Robert Klein, J.D., Chair of the Governing Board and Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A., member of the CIRM Governing Board
- Karen Doyle, M.D., professor of otology and neurotology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
- Ebenezer Yamoah, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
- Diana Kaljian, patient with severe hearing loss