Thursday, September 10, 2009

CIRM Airs Powerful Patient Video

With some regularity, the board of the California stem cell agency hears directly from some of those afflicted with diseases and conditions that are among the targets of its $3 billion in research.

All of their stories are emotional, sometimes heart-rending.

The CIRM staff recently captured on video one of the more powerful presentations at its meeting in San Diego last June. Called “Spotlight on Leukemia,” it is now available via CIRM's YouTube site.

The video is a fine piece of work that tells a strong human story and well supports CIRM's mission.

Don Gibbons
, CIRM's chief communications officer, aired the video at last month's CIRM board meeting. He said,
Amy Adams led the story direction and Todd Dubnicoff did the amazing video editing.”
It is narrated by Geoff Lomax, senior officer for the CIRM Standards Working Group. Sphere: Related Content


  1. Anonymous9:29 PM

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