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NYSTEM :Update on comments by interested parties

Interested parties may submit comments on the draft for the Empire State Stem Cell Board's (ESSCB) Strategic Plan for consideration prior to the Board taking final action on the document at its June 27, 2008, meeting. The draft Strategic Plan may be accessed at the URL shown below, along with an electronic form for submitting comments up to June 20, 2008 or submitted by mail.The Board will consider submitted comments at its June 27, 2008 meeting.
Written comments may be sent to:
Judy Doesschate, J.D.
Director of Board Operations
Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza, Box 509
Albany, NY 12208-0509.
NYS DOH's Wadsworth Center has been assigned responsibility under the direction of the Board for the administration of NYSTEM.

The Empire State Stem Cell Trust is a Special Revenue Fund created specifically to collect and distribute grants in support of stem cell research--to make grants to basic, applied, translational or other research and development activities that will advance scientific discoveries in fields related to stem cell biology. ESSCB's draft Strategic Plan was developed through an iterative, collaborative process that involved members from both Committees of the Board, as well as external experts and NYSTEM staff. The Board adopted the draft Strategic Plan at its May 13, 2008, meeting.
To maintain flexibility and allow the Board to respond quickly to new discoveries in stem cell research, the Board plans to reassess the Plan on an annual basis as a rolling five-year framework for how the state's $600 million commitment to stem cell research may best accelerate scientific discoveries into novel prevention and treatment strategies.
The Strategic Plan is the foundation for the Board's decisions on the allocation of the funds and future program direction. As part of its annual report, the Board will assess its progress in meeting the goals established in the Strategic Plan.
(2) http://wadsworth.lpmedia.net/about_nystem_esc_board_statute.html

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