Oakland, California - Stem Cell Agency Honors Nancy Reagan’s Support:

“With the passing of former first lady Nancy Reagan the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has lost a good friend and a champion of stem cell research,” says Jonathan Thomas, PhD, JD, Chair of the CIRM Board. “Mrs. Reagan was an advocate for stem cell research for many years and her voice was an important one in helping ensure the passage of Proposition 71. Her call to protect the ability of scientists to "pursue medical miracle possibilities” echoed the feelings of millions of Americans looking to stem cell research for help in battling deadly diseases. We, and patients everywhere, were fortunate to have such a great champion for the work that we do.”