Date: Nov. 20
Location: University of Houston
Join RAMP and Young Americans for Liberty to hear from Dr. David J. Yang and Dr. Elias Jackson. They and others have launched Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, a biotech company seeking to understand and dial in on the specific strains and dosages of medical cannabis that can help patients.
Though we have heard about marijuana’s ability to relieve pain, nausea, inflammation, and seizure disorders (among other conditions), most laypeople are not sure how and why marijuana works.
The doctors will present about their company and then we’ll open it up to questions from the audience. What questions do you have for the doctors about medical marijuana?
About the Speakers:
Dr. David Yang is currently a tenured professor and chemist in the Department of Cancer Systems Imaging at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, Dr. Yang was Chief of Radiotheranostic at the Department of Cancer Systems Imaging at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Yang’s research is involved in image-guided personalized treatment and prevention in cancers. He has authored 114 peer-reviewed publications, 52 patents, 14 invited reviews, one book, 24 book chapters and 306 abstracts. Dr. Yang also holds Visiting Professor both at the Department of Radiology in Yokohama City University in Japan and Taipei Medical University in Taiwan.
Dr. Elias Jackson is the co-founder and president of Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, a biotechnology firm that develops drugs to target cancer, PTSD, drug addiction and other metabolic diseases. He was previously a professor and research faculty member at the Cardiovascular Research Center at the Yale University School of Medicine, and is a graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Tickets are free, but please RSVP!
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, Room SW 102 (DOWNLOAD MAP)
Parking: Park at the Stadium Parking Garage at the corner of Holman and Cullen