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ESSCB Model Informed Consent Forms

On November 14, 2011, the ESSCB Funding Committee approved five model informed consent forms developed by the ESSCB Ethics Committee. The forms provide guidance to NYSTEM-funded human embryonic stem cell researchers in obtaining informed consent from donors of biological materials for use in research.

ESSCB Statement Regarding the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Research Involving Chimeras

On November 14, 2011, the ESSCB Funding Committee voted to adopt a Statement Regarding the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell (hESC) Research Involving Chimeras, which was developed and recommended by the ESSCB Ethics Committee.

ESSCB Statement on the Compensation of Oocyte Donors

June 11, 2009 -- The ESSCB adopted a resolution regarding the compensation of women donating oocytes solely for research purposes and issued a statement explaining its action.

ESSCB Board Comments on NIH Draft Guidelines
May 26, 2009 -- The Empire State Stem Cell Board today submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health on NIH's Draft Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research.


News Releases

Empire State Stem Cell Board Awards $30.5 Million for Stem Cell Facilities and Research Faculty Training

May 21, 2010 – The Empire State Stem Cell Board voted to award $30.5 million in State funding to support biomedical research infrastructure and stem cell research training in New York State. More...

$34.7 Million in State Funds Awarded

March 19, 2010 – Governor David A. Paterson today announced $34.7 million in State funding to support investment in biomedical research and the New Economy through support for stem cell research. The awards to 49 researchers at 16 institutions across New York State were approved March 4 at a meeting of the Funding Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board in New York City. More...

$2.1 Million to Support Undergraduate Studies

November 3, 2009 -- New York's stem cell research initiative has approved $2.1 million in new funding that will offer college students the opportunity to learn about stem cell science and experience first-hand the specialized techniques required for pursuing a stem cell research career. Students will gain learning opportunities in science, ethics, legal and societal implications of stem cell research. More...

Roundtable Meetings on Stem Cell Progress

Governor David A. Paterson held roundtable meetings in the Bronx and on Long Island to discuss the important progress being made by New York-based researchers of stem cell technology. More...

Governor Announces $20.4 Million for Stem Cell Faculty and Facilities

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the availability of $20.4 million in State funding to enhance stem cell research in New York State through the release of two Requests for Applications (RFAs). This latest investment underscores New York´s commitment to accelerate the potential of cell-based therapies to treat life-threatening diseases, and at the same time invigorate the State´s biomedical and biotechnology enterprises. More...

Governor Paterson Announces $21.5 Million for Stem Cell Research

July 8, 2009 -- Governor David A. Paterson today announced the availability of $21.5 million in State funding for stem cell research in New York State through the release of two Requests for Applications (RFAs). This latest investment underscores New York´s commitment to stem cell research and its potential to strengthen the State´s position as a national leader in biomedical research.
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New Release: Governor Paterson Applauds President Obama's Action on Stem Cell Research and Announces $101.8 million in New State Funding for Stem Cell Research

March 9, 2009 -- "I applaud President Obama for signing this Executive Order and restoring federal funding at a time when our country is reeling from a historic economic downturn. Support for stem cell research offers hope for better health to millions while providing an economic stimulus to the biomedical community."

In addition to commending President Obama, Governor David A. Paterson announced $101.8 million in new State funding for stem cell research, reinforcing New York´s continued investment and leading role in this rapidly evolving scientific field.

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New Release: Consortia Planning Grants Awarded

ALBANY, NY (September 19, 2008) -- State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., today announced the awarding of $2 million in consortia planning grants to strengthen New York´s capacity for stem cell research.

"This important investment in stem cell research is strengthening the state´s position as a leader in biomedical research and biotechnology, while supporting the development of possible new therapies to alleviate and treat debilitating diseases and conditions, such as Alzheimer´s, Parkinson´s ALS, paralysis, and diabetes," said Commissioner Daines, who chairs the Empire State Stem Cell Board.

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New York's Stem Cell Research Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 28, 2008) - The public is invited to review and comment on a strategic framework to guide New York State's $600 million, 11-year investment in stem cell research.

The Empire State Stem Cell Board's draft Strategic Plan is available at the New York State Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM) website at www.stemcell.ny.gov. Comments will be accepted until June 20, 2008.

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New Release: Governor Paterson Announces Nearly $109 Million in New Stem Cell Research Funding

ALBANY, NY (May 8, 2008) Governor David A. Paterson today announced that nearly $109 million in new state funding is being made available to support stem cell research initiatives in New York. The nearly $109 million represents the second round of available funding from the state´s 11-year, $600 million stem cell research initiative that was approved as part of last year´s state budget.

Four Requests for Applications (RFAs) issued today invite proposals from in-state research institutions for stem cell research activities that encourage collaborations among scientists, facilitate the acquisition and development of specialized equipment, and support researcher-initiated and targeted stem cell research
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