Thursday, April 16, 2009

Congressman Brad Miller Hosts Stem Cell Roundtable Discussion

Yesterday the Eastern NC Chapter's director of public policy and colleagues attended a roundtable discussion with Congressman Brad Miller.

The discussion was attended by several advocate organizations, including Hadassah, JDRF, NCSCIA and Parkinson’s network as well as David Gerber, Chief, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina.

During the roundtable, advocates discussed with Congressman Miller their re-established hope for a cure since President Obama's lifted an 8 1/2 year ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

“Congressman Miller has been a strong advocate for scientists who want to do their jobs, free from political influence. As Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee on the House Science Committee, he has held hearings on the manipulation, suppression and distortion of research. He would value your thoughts and insights about these concerns as it relates to embryonic stem cell research and/or other important medical research”
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