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President Bill Brody Appointed to CIRM Board

Lt. Gov. John Garamendi has named Salk President William R. Brody to serve on the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine's oversight board. Brody replaces Salk Executive Vice President Marsha A. Chandler, who served for the last two years.

"Dr. Brody is an accomplished scientist, widely recognized among his peers as one of the nation's forefront thinkers in biomedical engineering and healthcare policy," said Garamendi, who make five appointments to the committee.

Brody, renowned for his achievements in biomedical engineering, spent 12 years as president of Johns Hopkins University before joining Salk.

CIRM was created as part of Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, which was approved by voters in 2004. Since then, the 29-member oversight committee has approved 295 grants worth $761 million, making CIRM the largest source of stem cell research funding in the world.