May 2010 Digest

CIRM May Digest

On May 14th, UC Irvine held the grand opening of their newly constructed Sue & Bill Gross Hall. This was one of 12 facilities throughout California that received a CIRM Major Facilities Award to construct space for stem cell research. Their facility opening was the first for a newly constructed building.

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On May 05, Robert Klein, chair of the CIRM Governing Board, received the 2010 BioTech Humanitarian Award, given each year to recognize everyday heroes within the biotechnology community who have helped heal, fuel and feed the planet through their work.

The Human BioMolecular Research Insitute(HBRI) presented Disease Advocate Awards to CIRM Governing Board members Joan Samuelson and David Serrano Sewell at a “Celebration of Stem Cell Research” in San Diego on May 21.

New Videos

Video of CIRM's Spotlight on Genetic Skin Disease presented in February is now posted.


The last in a series of town hall forums will be presented in San Francisco on June 15th: "A Dose of Reality on Alternative Stem Cell Treatments: What you don’t know can hurt you."