Jill Helms

Jill Helms

Certificate, University of Connecticut, Health Sci. Center, Periodontology (1993)
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Health Sci. Center, Biomed Sciences (1993)
D.D.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Dentistry (1986)
G.H.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Dental Hygiene (1981)

About

"I am a Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, and my research focuses on understanding why healing slows as we age. We’ve found that many such age-related changes can be traced back to sluggish stem cells, and my group has developed methods to reactivate a patient’s own stem cells for therapeutic intervention in a broad range of conditions affecting bone, cartilage, skin, and hair and beyond. 

"While conducting clinically relevant research is my main objective, but it goes hand-in-hand with another goal: I believe that education is one of the most important tools to improving human health, and I aim to use every avenue available to transform the way people think about science and medicine, and emphasize its contribution to our daily lives.

"Photo of me and my dog, Kiwi."

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