January 2018THE LATEST NEWS
Joann Serafini Ross is a native of Albany, New York and holds a BA in Communications from SUNY, New Paltz, New York. Her varied and diverse career has been filled with hard work and great experiences, all culminating in her current leadership and mentoring roles.
Currently, Mrs. Serafini Ross owns and runs Shibumi Knoll Vineyards, located in St. Helen, CA, and HMI Cardinal, a manufacturing company headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with over 600 employees. Originally purchased in 1970 by her late husband, Don Ross, HMI Cardinal began as Hoskin & Muir in 1946 and remains today the largest shower door manufacturer in the US with seven locations across the country.
Prior to his passing in 2016, the couple created Shibumi Knoll in 2013. The name Shibumi comes from their favorite book, which translates into the Japanese concept of “effortless perfection.” The vineyard produces 1,000 total cases of estate Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. The 2005 vintage of Chardonnay received the highest score of the decade for chardonnay with 97 points from the Wine Spectator, putting Shibumi Knoll on the map.
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NOTEWORTHY NEWS + PUBLICATIONS
NMRF strives to increase community awareness and broaden the understanding of regenerative medicine, related treatments and scientific breakthroughs. We not only publish our own research findings, we are pleased to share related articles and news from around the world to further our mission.
- On January 8, 2018, The Wall Street Journal ran an important article about current stem cell research in the U.S. The Napa Medical Foundation would like to share this with you, along with our comments. Please read in full here.
- The Napa Valley Marketplace January 2018 issue features a very favorable and informative piece about the Napa Medical Research Foundation. We appreciate their coverage of our work and invite you to read the complete article.
- We moved into Suite 2C at The Wellness Center, integrating the NMRF offices with a state-of-the-art research lab and providing a welcoming space for NMRF Family and study participants, conveniently located down the hall from Bodor Clinic.
- Director of Research, Dr. Marko Bodor, and his team, published 5 book chapters and 2 peer-reviewed journal articles, including a definitive history of Platelet Rich Plasma and careful critique of misrepresented research findings.
- The NMRF Board of Directors experienced robust expansion with the addition of 5 new members. We invite you to read about their remarkable contributions to medicine, community, and business on our website.
- Harry K. Genant, MD
- Conrad Hewitt
- Kenneth Novack
- Joann Serafini Ross
- Philip R. Weinstein, MD
The Napa Medical Research Foundation is privileged to share how the generosity of our community and Board of Directors has made our remarkable growth this last year possible.
We are grateful for the support of our Family, Patrons, Supporters and Friends and the dedication of our Board of Directors and Staff. Together we have made remarkable progress towards advancing regenerative medicine and minimally invasive medical treatments and procedures.
2018: Continue Studies, Expand the Foundation + Initiate Projects
- Develop a minimally-invasive procedure to alleviate pain associated with ulnar neuropathy.
- Increase awareness and educate the community about the benefits of regenerative medicine.
- Establish vital protocols for cell concentrations and injectate composition.
- Investigate non-surgical treatments to address ACL tears in pediatric and young adult patients.
- provide access for select physically at-risk community members to receive leading edge treatments.
- Determine the efficacy of regenerative therapies vs. surgery to heal hip labrum tears.
- Continue to expand the reach and performance of the Foundation.
Reduce Pain. Increase Mobility + Function. Improve Quality of Life.
All the research conducted through the Napa Medical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is fully funded through generous donations received from individuals and family foundations.