Governor Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor Paterson Announce Stem Cell Research AwardsGovernor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson today announced the first grant awards of New York State’s...
Governor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson today announced the first grant awards of New York State’s new $600 million multi year stem cell research program, offering new hope to people who suffer from debilitating and life threatening diseases and ailments such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer. The awards — totaling $14.5 million — were approved today at a meeting in New York City of the Funding Committee of the Empire State Stem Cell Board.
“NYSCF commends Governor Eliot Spitzer, Lieutenant Governor David Paterson and members of the Empire State Stem Cell Funding Board for today’s announcement of grant awards to support stem cell research and training. We believe that society deserves the full commitment of scientific inquiry and today’s funding announcement demonstrates the Spitzer Administration’s dedication to advancing scientific discoveries in fields related to stem cell biology. This forward thinking will continue to position New York as a leader in stem cell research,” said Susan L. Solomon, NYSCF CEO.
In the first round of funding, 25 institutions received one-year development grants to support stem cell research and training. These Institutional Development Grants are designed to increase the capacity of New York State research institutions to engage in stem cell research.