Editorial Outlines Challenges Stem Cell Agency Head Faces
A San Diego Union-Tribune editorial states that Jonathan Thomas, the newly elected chair of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, "is clearly qualified" for the position. CIRM "is at its most critical stage since its creation" in 2004, the editorial continues, adding that Thomas' "finance and banking background will be particularly important as CIRM seeks new and stable sources of funding." The Union-Tribune adds that Thomas "must also bring strong and transparent management" to the agency and "navigate the highly political waters of California's competing research centers."
- "A New Era for Stem Cell Institute" (San Diego Union-Tribune, 6/29).