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CIRM Board Member Sheehy on Stem Cell Agency Performance

CIRM Board Member Sheehy on Stem Cell Agency Performance

The following is the text of what Jeff Sheehy, a 10-year veteran of the governing board of the California stem cell agency, had to say about its performance over the last decade.


He commented for a piece written by David Jensen, the publisher of this blog, that appeared in today's edition of The...

California Stem Cell Report
Former California Stem Cell Board Member Shestack Comments on the Agency’s Record

Former California Stem Cell Board Member Shestack Comments on the Agency’s Record

Jonathan Shestack, a former member of the board of the California stem cell agency, was interviewed by telephone during the reporting for the 10th anniversary article today on the California stem cell agency.


Jonathan Shestack (left) and CIRM Chairman J.T. Thomas
at 2012 board meeting. CSCR photo
Shestack served on the...

California Stem Cell Report
Comments From a Former Communications Director at CIRM

The following is the text of what Dale Carlson, who served the California stem cell as its chief communications officer from 2005 to 2007, had to say about its performance over the last decade.


He commented at the request of the California Stem Cell Report for a piece written by David Jensen, the...

California Stem Cell Report
CIRM Board Member Prieto on 10-year Performance of Stem Cell Agency

CIRM Board Member Prieto on 10-year Performance of Stem Cell Agency

The following is the text of what Francisco Prieto, a 10-year veteran of the governing board of the California stem cell agency, had to say about its performance over the last decade.


He commented for a freelance article written by David Jensen, the publisher of this blog, that appeared in today's edition...

California Stem Cell Report
Ben Kaplan of Prop. 71 Campaign on Performance of Stem Cell Agency

Ben Kaplan of Prop. 71 Campaign on Performance of Stem Cell Agency

The following is the text of what Ben Kaplan, one of the persons featured in Proposition 71 TV ads in 2004, had to say about the California stem cell agency’s  performance over the last decade.


He commented for a piece written by David Jensen, the publisher of this blog. The article appeared...

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A CIRM Performance Perspective from Chief Staff Person on Oversight Panel

Here are comments from Ruth Holton-Hodson, who was the chief staff person on the only state body charged with overseeing the California stem cell agency, on the 10th anniversary of the program.


She worked for State Controller John Chiang, who is the chairman of the Citizens Financial Accountability and Oversight Committee. The committee was created...

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Patient Advocate Roman Reed on Stem Cell Agency Record

Patient Advocate Roman Reed on Stem Cell Agency Record

Roman Reed on right at stem cell agency news event. Former
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is on left and Don
Reed, Roman's father is in the center.
Associated Press photo

Roman Reed, the patient advocate who came up with the motto of the California stem cell agency, was asked for a brief comment...

HealthyCal.org
New Report Recommends Social and Behavioral Domains for Electronic Health Records

Nov 14, 2014

By Fran Kritz

Including social and behavioral information in patients’ electronic health records may improve patient care, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

The Institute of Medicine identified several categories for possible inclusion in electronic health records, including alcohol use, race and ethnicity, tobacco use and exposure, census tract median income, education,...

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Venture Capitalist Kathy LaPorte Named to California Stem Cell Agency Board

Venture Capitalist Kathy LaPorte Named to California Stem Cell Agency Board

The venture capital world has a “stunning lack of female decision-makers” but the $3 billion California stem cell agency has snagged one for its board of directors.


Kathy LaPorte
Nodality photo
She is Kathy LaPorte, who is a founding partner of New Leaf Venture Partners of San Mateo,...

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National Preterm Birthrate Gets a C, but California Gets an A

Nov 10, 2014

By Fran Kritz Preterm births are at their lowest rates in seventeen years, accounting for 11.4 percent of all births nationally in 2013, according to a new report from the March of Dimes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services did not expect ...

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