Kate Girard, has worked with Viacord for 16 years in stem cell collection, preservation and utilization. She monitors the release and tracking of any stem cell product released from Viacord storage. Kate leads ViaCord’s regenerative medicine team working to identify and explore research into new applications for stem cells derived from cord blood and cord tissue.Kate has co-authored several abstracts on transplantation outcomes and preclinical work using cord blood and cord tissue stem cells. She has presented widely at industry meetings and continuing medical education venues for obstetric professionals. Kate has a clinical background in obstetrics. She has Bachelors degrees in both biology and nursing, Masters in women’s health nursing and a post graduate certificate in clinical research.