The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IRM) at Scott & White Hospital was established in August 2008 as joint venture between the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott & White, and the Temple Bioscience District.
The goal of the IRM is to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical translation in the field of regenerative medicine and experimental cell therapeutics. Through active collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians in Central Texas, the IRM hopes to tackle the ambitious task of discovering novel therapies for intractable diseases to relieve human suffering.
The IRM is directed by Dr. Darwin Prockop, an internationally recognized investigator and member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Prockop is a pioneer in the areas of human bone marrow-derived stem cells and their biology and clinical applications. He most recently was the director of the Center for Gene Therapy at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.
“We have the opportunity to really make this work with the great doctors from Scott & White and scientists from the College of Medicine to help oversee it all. This is an ambitious program, but the potential payoff is just fantastic.”