OLLI Lectures

The World's First Tracheal Transplant

Dr. Craig Cady, Associate Professor of Biology at Bradley University, will discuss the research he and his team completed to support a revolutionary trachea transplant operation.  In April, surgeons in Peoria implanted a tissue-engineered, stem cell-based, artificial windpipe into a 32-month old toddler who had been unable to breathe, talk, swallow, eat, or drink on her own since birth.

Dr. Cady will discuss the research that made the surgery possible and the additional breakthrough research that has taken place in the months after the surgery.

Date and Time

Friday, September 13, 2013
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Refreshments
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Presentation

Location and Parking

Bradley University
Michel Student Center
Marty Theater
915 Elmwood
Peoria, IL 61606

Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus.

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Though there is no cost to attend this lecture, registration is required.  Attorneys may register to receive 3.5 MCLE credits for a fee of $10 per person.

If you need to cancel, contact Continuing Education as soon as possible:  (309) 677-3900.

Lectures are held rain or shine, unless inclement weather closes Bradley University.