Newborn Umbilical Cord Stem Cells: The Current State of the Art


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Podcast : A Possible Role for Cord Blood in Treatment of Hearing Loss

About the Podcast :

In 2014, Florida Hospital for Children with support from Cord Blood Registry® (CBR ®) launched an FDA-regulated, Phase 1 safety study of cord blood in children with sensorineural hearing loss.


This podcast features the study's principal investigator, James Baumgartner, MD, who details the scope and expectations of the study, as well as the potential for cord blood to improve inner ear function in children with sensorineural hearing loss.

About the Speaker :

James Baumgartner, MD

James Baumgartner, MD, a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon and surgical director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Florida Hospital for Children, treats a wide range of disorders and conditions, including petit mal, grand mal, tonic, myoclonic, atonic and partial seizures.


Podcast : Understanding newborn vs. adult hematopoietic stem cells

About the Podcast :

Since its first successful use more than two decades ago, umbilical cord blood (CB) has become an increasingly important source of hematopoietic stem cells.


When it comes to their use in stem cell transplants, what are the key differences between stem cells derived from cord blood and bone marrow? And what is the future of stem cell therapy?

About the Speaker :

Joel Weinthal, MD

Joel Weinthal, MD specializes in pediatric hematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Weinthal is the director of the Stem Cell Transplant and medical director of the Apheresis Program at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. His research interests include cord blood transplantation, leukemia therapy, and supportive care for pediatric oncology patients.


Podcast : Cord Blood Stem Cells: Public Donation & Family Banking

About the Podcast :

Some healthcare providers lack accurate information about cord blood banking options. Others may not provide patients with a balanced view of cord blood banking in general, which is an important part of early pregnancy education. Most importantly, many HCPs who do recommend public donation for patients have no public banking program in their delivering hospital.


This podcast provides insights into how public and family banks work. Learn about costs of family cord blood banking, differences between public and family banks, retrieving donated units, and the best options from which families can choose.

About the Speaker :

Lee Philip Shulman, MD, FACOG, FACMG

Lee Philip Shulman, MD, FACOG, FACMG, is Northwestern Memorial Hospital Distinguished Physician, Professor and Head of the Section of Reproductive Genetics in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.


Podcast : Delayed Cord Clamping & Cord Banking: Best Practices for OB/GYNs

About the Podcast :

Delayed cord clamping (DCC) and cord blood collection can often be done together - but many questions remain. What is the optimum delayed cord clamping time for parents choosing to preserve cord blood? What is the role of public banks in DCC? What is the best approach for DCC if a baby is premature? And what do professional societies say about DCC?

About the Speaker :

Glen Silas, MD

Dr. Glen Silas maintains faculty positions at both The George Washington University Medical School and The Medical College of Virginia. His primary interests are in medical education, (for which he has received numerous teaching awards), minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and obstetrics, both complicated and uncomplicated. Dr. Silas is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maintains membership in many national OB/GYN societies.



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