Monday, September 03, 2012

Serrano Sewell Confirms Departure from Stem Cell Agency


David Serrano Sewell has confirmed that he has resigned as a director of the $3 billion California stem cell agency.

In an email to the California Stem Cell Report, he said he is “excited and honored about the new assignment” on the California state board that regulates physicians. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Sewell, who is a deputy city attorney for the city of San Francisco, to the board last week.

We reported Sewell's departure from the stem cell agency on Saturday. In his Aug. 30 letter of resignation, he said:
“As a founding ICOC (CIRM governing board) member, it was a privilege to work with Robert Klein, his drive to fulfill our mission – fudning the best science to discover cures – is inspiring. Collectively, our innovative approach has made California the world leader in stem cell research.”

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