World-renowned scientist and pediatrician Dr. Bernard Thébaud will soon be in Ottawa to pursue his goal of using stem cells to repair the lungs of premature babies. Dr. Thébaud was recruited by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) to bring his expertise in regenerative medicine to Ottawa.
Ottawa is a great environment to thrive because the research community here is outstanding and there is a strong track record of translating basic molecular discoveries into new therapies for patients, said Dr. Thébaud. Working with great collaborators in world-class facilities like Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research will hopefully help us launch a clinical trial of stem cell therapy in premature babies within the next few years. Our trial would be the first of its kind in the world.
For the complete news release, please visit the OHRI website.