Stem Cell Organizations

Who's Who – Stem Cell Organizations

The organizations listed below provide valuable educational information regarding the developments, applications, and ethical issues surrounding the use of stem cells.



Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is a Washington, DC-based multi-stakeholder advocacy organization that promotes legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives necessary to facilitate access to life-giving advances in regenerative medicine. ARM also works to increase public understanding of the field and its potential to transform human healthcare, providing business development and investor outreach services to support the growth of its member companies and research organizations.


ALS Association Fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease
The ALS Association is a not-for-profit voluntary health agency that directs the largest privately-funded research enterprise to uncover the mystery of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. To locate their Primer, Glossary, ALS Funded Research, Further Readings and Useful Links on Stem Cells, type the words “stem cells” in the Search box.


Americans for Cures Foundation
Formerly called the Alliance for Stem Cell Research, this nonpartisan organization continues to advocate for the advancement of stem cell research and cures.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education and more. Type “stem cells” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.

American Cancer Society
The ACS is a nationwide, voluntary health organization that provides information about making treatment decisions on bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants. Their overview includes an introduction to stem cells, reasons, basics and sources for stem cell transplants, allogeneic transplant, the importance of a matched donor and much more.


California Institute for Regenerative Medicine: Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (“ICOC”)
The “The Institute” or “CIRM” was established in 2005 with the passage of Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. This state agency makes grants and provides loans for stem cell research, research facilities and other vital research opportunities. Type “stem cells” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.


Canadian Stem Cell Network
The Stem Cell Network supports cutting-edge projects that translate research discoveries into new and better treatments for patients in Canada and around the world by funding and aligning universities, industry, government and non-governmental organizations.
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Children’s Hospital Boston – Stem Cell Program
Children's has established a stem cell program to explore, understand and translate the promise of stem cells into clinical therapies and treatments. The program brings together premier scientists, investigators and physicians.


The Genetics Policy Institute
GPI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a positive legal framework to advance stem cell research. GPI maintains science and legal advisory boards comprised of leading stem cell researchers, disease experts, ethicists, legal experts and a full-time staff of policy experts available to educate the public and media on stem cell issues.


The Women's Zionist Organization of America is a volunteer women's organization committed to strengthening the unity of the Jewish people. They initiate and support pace setting health care and education. Type “stem cells” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
HHMI, a non-profit medical research organization plays a major role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. through significant funding, support, and training.


Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority
HFEA is the UK's independent regulator overseeing safe and appropriate practice in fertility treatment and embryo research. Type “stem cells” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.


The Illinois Regenerative Medicine Institute
IRMI was established in 2005 to provide state support for stem cell research.
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Institute for Regenerative Medicine and The Netter Center for Community Partnerships – University of Pennsylvania
The Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine promotes discoveries in stem cell biology and regeneration, translates these discoveries into new therapies to alleviate suffering and disease, and encourages advances in education, public discourse and debate as it relates to stem cell and regeneration biology.


International Society for Stem Cell Research
The ISSCR contains multiple links to Stem Cell Science pages. Literature, FAQ, Stem Cell Resources, Calendar of Events, Sites of Interest, Stem Cell Courses, Stem Cell Lines, Resources on Ethical Issues, AMA/ASRM Statement on Therapeutic Cloning and NIH Director Elias Zerhouni's Statement on Stem Cells (June 12, 2003) are available.


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The JDRF advances research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. Type the terms “stem cell” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.


Macmillan Cancer Support
Founded in 1985 by a physician and cancer patient, this organization provides general information on stem cell and bone marrow transplants, autologous and allogeneic transplants and Q&A's.


The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
The Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease within the decade through a funded research agenda ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. Type “stem cells” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.


The Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures
This non-profit consists of concerned citizens and organizations that support stem cell research and cures in Missouri. They oppose any new efforts to restrict Missourians' access to stem cell research, therapies and cures.


National Academy of Sciences
The NAS is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology, and to their use for the general welfare. Type “stem cells” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Stem Cell Research
The Society funds MS research, provides services to people with MS, offers professional education and furthers advocacy efforts. Download a Webcast/podcast Series on Stem Cells & MS-Today and Tomorrow.


New Jersey Citizens Coalition for Cures
The NJCCC seeks to educate the public about the importance and potential benefits of increased public funding for biomedical research, promoting New Jersey as a leader in biomedical research, and advocating the increased public funding of biomedical research, including both embryonic and adult stem cell research in New Jersey.


New Yorkers for the Advancement of Medical Research
NYAMR is a coalition of disease advocacy groups, university research centers, citizens' organizations, and biotech industry leaders seeking funding in New York State for regenerative medicine, including embryonic stem cells research.


NIH: Stem Cell Task Force
The NIH Stem Cell Task Force The Task Force was formed to enable and accelerate the pace of stem cell research. It identifies rate limiting resources, develops initiatives to enhance these resources, seeks the advice of scientific leaders in stem cell research about the challenges to moving the stem cell research agenda forward, and strategies NIH may pursue to overcome the challenges.


Parkinson's Action Network
PAN is a grassroots advocacy program for patient advocacy in Washington D.C. that works to bring awareness of the effects of Parkinson's disease to the public and to lawmakers. Type “stem cells” into the Search bar to peruse their materials.


Research!America is the nation's largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority. Their member organizations that represent a vast array of medical, health and scientific fields.

Sabrina Cohen Foundation for Stem Cell Research
SCF is a 501c3 nonprofit organization managed and operated as an “Organization for cures” dedicated to fund research that accelerate the discovery, development ad delivery of therapeutics for all diseases that can benefit from the field of embryonic stem cell research.


State of New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology
The NJCST was established in 1985 for the development and oversight of policies and programs promoting science and technology research and entrepreneurship in New Jersey. Stem Cell from the left navigation bar to obtain information about stem cell research, facilities, grants, symposia and technology incubators.


Student Society for Stem Cell Research
SSSCR is an international network of students, researchers, patient advocates, and policy makers dedicated to the advancement of scientific research for cures. They believe that stem cell research will revolutionize the field of medicine.


Teen Info on Cancer
Sponsored by Cancerbackup, this site provides information for teens about stem cells as related to cancer treatment. Type stem cells in the Search box.


Texans for Advancement of Medical Research
TAMR is an organization of scientists, physicians, ethicists, leading health groups, and individuals who support biomedical research in Regenerative Medicine.


Texans for Stem Cell Research
TSCR is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of stem cell clinical applications.  They promote FDA approved clinical trials that have the potential for new novel clinical therapy approaches for treating the millions suffering from debilitating disease and injury.


The Stem Cell Center at Texas Heart Institute

The Stem Cell Center – Texas Heart Institute is dedicated to the study of adult stem cells and their role in treating diseases of the heart and the circulatory system. Through numerous clinical and preclinical studies, we have come to realize the potential of stem cells to help patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. We are actively enrolling patients in studies using stem cells for the treatment of heart failure, heart attacks, and peripheral vascular disease.


UR Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Institute – University of Rochester Medical Center
The University of Rochester Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute was founded in 2008 in recognition of the tremendous promise that the discipline of stem cell biology offers for our understanding of development, disease and discovery of new treatments for a wide range of afflictions.


WiCell Research Institute
WiCell is a non-profit research institute established in 1999 that focuses on the study of human embryonic stem (hES) cells by generating fundamental knowledge, establishing research protocols, providing cell lines, research tools and training to scientists worldwide. Go to the right navigation bar to get to the National Stem Cell Bank and to learn more about stem cells.

W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience – Rutgers University
The W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience is dedicated to multidisciplinary, collaborative research and to accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries into effective human therapies, with a focus on spinal cord injury.