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Dr. Robert N. Butler Appointed to Board of Directors of BioTime, Inc.
Date:8/6/2008

BioTime, Inc. (OTCBB:BTIM) announced today that Robert N. Butler, M.D., has been elected to BioTime’s Board of Directors. Dr. Butler is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the International Longevity Center-USA, a non-profit international research, policy, and education organization formed to educate individuals on how to live longer and better, and advise society on how to maximize the benefits of today's age boom. Dr. Butler received his B.A. degree from Columbia College in 1949 and a M.D. Degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1952. He was the founding director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, and from 1975-1982 he led that institute educating the nation about the need for innovative therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. At the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he founded the nation’s first department of geriatrics where he is Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He was a member of the Physician Payment Review Commission, an agency of the U.S. Congress, from 1986-89. He is a founding Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and vice chairman of the Alliance for Aging Research. He served as Chair, Advisory Committee, 1995, for the White House Conference on Aging. He was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Project on Death in America by the Open Society Institute. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, the Commonwealth Fund, the Brookdale Foundation, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and numerous other organizations. He has served on the National Advisory Committees of the Physicians for Human Rights, the National Women's Health Resource Center and the Mildred and Claude Pepper Foundation, among other organizations. He also served as medical editor-i
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