Associate Professor Megan Munsie—an Associate Investigator at Stem Cells Australia, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Initiativehas been awarded the 2018 ISSCR Public Service Award, which is given in recognition of outstanding contributions of public service to the fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
 
Professor Munsie, who is is also the Head of Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit at the Stem Cells Australia Special Research Initiative, is a stem cell scientist who has made a significant contribution for many years in outreach to the public and advocacy to policy makers around issues associated with stem cell science and its translation to the clinic. Professor Munsie's work is global in scope, grounded in academic research, and relies on her collaborative partnerships with key community and professional groups to address important ethical and regulatory considerations critical to the advancement of the field.
 
Professor Munsie also played an important role in guiding content development for A Closer Look at Stem Cells, the ISSCR website dedicated to helping the public understand the biology and clinical applications of stem cells, as well as contributing to ISSCR’s guidelines setting standards for research and clinical translation.

 
Image: Associate Professor Megan Munsie is an Associate Investigator, and Head of Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit at Stem Cells Australia.
Source: Stem Cells Australia.
Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018