Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute CEO to speak at Rancho Santa Fe event

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m., the community will have a special opportunity to hear about a wide-ranging list of hot-button scientific topics from Dr. John Reed. Dr. Reed will be discussing with Dr. Jack Baca such topics as the coming era of personalized medicine and advances in stem cell technologies which involve recreating “disease in a dish.”

Reed is both scientist and leader at the Sanford-Burnham, a research institute that seeks to understand the underlying biological mechanisms that generate good health or, when they go awry, cause disease. With five research centers, Sanford-Burnham is working to discover the next generation of treatments for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, infectious and inflammatory diseases, diabetes, childhood diseases and many other conditions.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Center at the Village Church. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served following the discussion.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased either online at, by calling 858-381-8070, or at the door.

Viewpoints is co-presented by The Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The goal of the lecture series is to inform, inspire and impact by providing a forum inwhich individuals, renown in their field, share their knowledge, wisdom andexperience with members of the Rancho Santa Fe community.

Seating is at 6 p.m., progam at 6:30 p.m., and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 7:30 p.m.