Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building

The Betts Lectureship in Regenerative Orthopaedics

Case Western Reserve University has received financial support from Bettyann S. Helms (FSM ’63) to establish The Betts Lectureship in Regenerative Orthopaedics in the School of Medicine. This gift will stand and serve as a lasting tribute to the School of Medicine’s innovation in the field of medical research, and to honor Drs. Randy Marcus and James Voos’ vision and leadership in the areas of regenerative medicine, sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery.

The inaugural Grand Rounds lecture will take place Wednesday, May 11, at 7 a.m. in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium. Arnold Caplan, professor of biology and a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine, will give a presentation titled “Surgeons as Cell Biologists.”

Caplan was the first to discover and describe mesenchymal stem cells, the basis for the success of virtually all regenerative therapies. He has published hundreds of studies regarding regenerative medicine and is among the most regarded scientists in the field.

No food or drink will be served at Grand Rounds.

Prior to the lecture, there will be a Betts Lectureship Dinner event taking place Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at Michaelangelo’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar.

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