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Cesar Borlongan receives Everfront Award in recognition of stem cell research

Neuroscientist Cesar Borlongan, a USF distinguished professor and director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, was awarded the Everfront Award at the 10th Pan Pacific Symposium on Stem Cell and Cancer Research held in April at Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital in Hualien, Taiwan.

The Everfront Award honors outstanding research contributions in stem cell and cancer research, including preclinical, clinical and translational work, and is presented to a researcher at the forefront of the field. Borlongan is recognized as a world leader for his research on the neuroprotective and neurorestorative effects of stem cell therapies in stroke. His translational bench to clinic research has led to five FDA-approved clinical trials of cell transplantation, including the world’s first cell therapy in stroke.

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