Dr. Leigh Turner is the featured speaker for this year’s FREE Lunch and Learn, sponsored by the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures to be held during the Nebraska Science Festival, Friday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center. Dr. Turner’s presentation is titled, “The U.S. Direct-to-Consumer Marketplace for Unproven Stem Cell Interventions: Ethical, Scientific and Legal Concerns.

Leigh Turner is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics, School of Public Health and College of Pharmacy. Turner is a co-editor of Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the Global Market for Health Services and The View from Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences. He is the author of numerous publications examining ethical issues related to medical travel and globalization of health care. Turner’s current research addresses ethical, social and legal concerns associated with businesses selling unproven and unlicensed cell-based interventions.