Science on Tap
Monthly Science and Technology Presentations and Discussions
Join the Colorado Springs Science Center for Science on Tap every 2nd Monday of the month at Jack Quinn’s in downtown Colorado Springs. Presenters begin at 6:30 pm with food and drink available beginning at 6:00 pm. A wide variety of fascinating topics are presented by local scientists for informal discussion, and the relaxed atmosphere encourages anyone and everyone to come explore the latest ideas in science and technology. From practical to theoretical, the presentations and group interactions provide a fun and interesting way to gain an understanding of the world around us.
Monday Nov 9th, 2015 - Human Research – How it Gets Done. Stem cell treatment for macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Presenter - Dr. George Ulrich
How does human research happen? How does a disease get studied and cured? What current areas of human research are promising? Dr. Ulrich will explain a current national study where human stem cells are being used for the treatment of macular degeneration and glaucoma. He will discuss the specific means of conducting this human research project. Besides the science he will touch on the politics and economics that are involved.
Dr. George Ulrich is a medical doctor/ physician-scientist who specializes in diseases and surgery of the eye. He grew up in Colorado Springs and completed medical school at the University of Colorado. Dr. Ulrich served as a physician in the Submarine Force and later completed specialty training in ophthalmology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and fellowship training in glaucoma at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has expertise in research and was the chairman of the Navy’s Institutional Review Board, which has oversight over all human research in the military. Dr. Ulrich is in full-time ophthalmology practice in our community and is board member of The Home Front Cares, a local non-profit that provides grants to our military families in times of crisis.
Science on Tap is a free event and reservations are not required; however, you’ll need to pay for any drinks and food. Jack Quinn’s is located downtown at 21 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.
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