June 19, 2012

World premiere of "Laura's Story" to be tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Light Hall

"Laura's Story," an edition of the Foundation for Biomedical Research's television series "Bench2Bedside," will have its world premiere Wednesday, June 20, at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

The documentary follows the life of a young Nashville woman, Laura Gee, who discovered she has Type 1 diabetes at age 7, and has battled health problems her entire life.

“Laura’s Story” gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Vanderbilt’s groundbreaking diabetes research that could one day lead to a cure for diabetes. The documentary features  Kevin Niswender, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Medicine; Shubhada Jagasia, M.D., associate professor of Medicine; and Jeanne Wallace, D.V.M., assistant vice chancellor for Research. For more information, please visit researchsaves.org or email info@fbrmedia.com.

Following its showing at VUMC, the program will be broadcast on WSMV-TV Channel 4 on Saturday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m.

The premiere in Light Hall is sponsored by the Foundation for Biomedical Research and the Vanderbilt Animal Care and Use Program. A reception will follow.