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News Blog of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation

Job Opening at Alcor

We have an immediate job opening for a research scientist. The candidate will be working in Alcor’s R&D lab, assisting in research on cerebral ischemia, cardiopulmonary bypass, hypothermia, and cryobiology. The candidate will also assist in human cryopreservations and related tasks.

Requirements include a graduate degree and experience in biology, biochemistry, or other medical science. Candidates must have a publication history.

Preference is given to candidates who demonstrate a familiarity with cryonics and human cryopreservation.

Alcor Life Extension Foundation is a 501c3 educational and research foundation, conducting research in cryonics and human cryopreservation. More about Alcor and cryonics can be learned at Alcor’s web site www.alcor.org. Benefits include medical, dental, and 401k. Applicants should email their CV to employment@alcor.org.

Local NBC news features Alcor

Alcor was recently visited by reporters from a local Arizona news program (NBC, Channel 12), who interviewed Tanya Jones. The spot about Alcor is expected to focus on wealth preservation trusts. You can watch the two-part program on the 10 pm news on Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22.

Matching Grant Update

Alcor has raised $22,993.78 for its 2006-2007 Matching Grant for Fracture Free Research & Development.

You still have time to help Alcor reach its $25,000 goal before February 28, 2007. Simply print and fill out the online Donation Form, or phone Alcor at 1-877-462-5267 ext. 101 with your credit card. We will do the rest. Contributions up to a total of $25,000 will be matched by our anonymous donor.

As usual, donations are fully tax deductible. This is your opportunity to further Alcor’s goal of improving cryopreservations, while doubling your contribution. Please take the time to pledge your donation today!

February 3, 2007, Board Meeting results

There was discussion of the following topics:
– Barry Aarons, Alcor lobbyist, offered his perspective on changes being proposed to the Arizona Uniform Anatomical Gift Act and how they may affect Alcor. He attended a stakeholder meeting and feels Representative Carolyn Allen is supportive of Alcor and is open to suggestions from all stakeholders. He will continue to work with her on any issues in Alcor’s interests.
– Progress is being made on Alcor’s wealth preservation trust, but there are still many issues to be addressed. A completion date has not been established. Several issues requiring more discussion were mentioned with further collaboration to ensue.
– Several membership issues were heard.
No substantive resolutions were passed.