“I wanted to comment on this piece from the perspective of another patient advocate. While I think you know that I did not always agree with Bob Klein during his tenure on the ICOC(the agency's governing board), I would strongly defend his right to appear and give his opinions to the Board. He is a private citizen now, albeit one with considerable experience and expertise, and I think his greatest vested interest in this case stems (you should pardon the expression) from being the child of a parent with Alzheimers. As you point out, some eyebrows may be raised, and I can imagine that some board members might be swayed in either direction by his testimony, but he is a passionate and committed advocate, and he has the right to advocate before us.”Sphere: Related Content
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A member of the governing board of the California stem cell agency, Francisco Prieto, has commented in an email about the “unseemly performance” item concerning the agency's former chairman, Robert Klein. Prieto is a Sacramento physician who serves as a patient advocate member of the board. He has been on the board since its inception. Here are his remarks.