Thursday, May 29, 2014

Samuelson Resigns from California Stem Cell Agency Board

LA JOLLA, Ca. -- Longtime CIRM Director Joan Samuelson has resigned from her position on the governing board of the $3 billion California stem cell agency, it was announced this morning.

Samuelson has served on the board since its inception in 2004 and has been a strong advocate for potential treatments for Parkinson's Disease. Samuelson also has Parkinson's Disease and has not been able to attend a number of recent meetings.

The vacancy will be filled by State Controller John Chiang, who is soliciting applications and recommendations.

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