Lauren Miller Rogen is a writer, actor and director with many films to her name including "For a Good Time Call", "50/50" and "Superbad". Dr. David Higgins is a scientist with a PhD in molecular biology and genetics and a long career in both industry and academia. But while they come from different backgrounds they share one thing in common; they are both on the CIRM Board. And for a good reason. Both are patient advocates with a strong personal connection to the cause they have committed so much time and energy to raising awareness about - Lauren for Alzheimer's and David for Parkinson's. It's their passion and commitment to those causes that make them such a fascinating pair to talk to.