29 January 2015

2013 Trudeau fellow Timothy Caulfield, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, has published an article entitled "Athletes and unproven stem cell therapies" in the January/February 2015 issue of Policy Options.

"Sports stars from all over the world are turning to stem cell therapies in order to fix nagging injuries and to speed their return to competition. [...] Stem cell research is a genuinely exciting area of research. I believe that a host of beneficial therapies for a range of diseases are on the horizon. But we aren’t there yet, no matter what you hear about Manning and Nadal." he writes.  

For more information on emerging therapies and state of science of stem cell research, read the patient booklet developed in 2014 by Caulfield, with the Stem Cell Network.

Timothy Caulfield

This unrivalled communicator is debunking myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector – from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine – for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. 

2013 Fellows