Legislative victories for Consortium member centers

Legislative Building
Monday, June 2, 2014

The end of the Minnesota legislative session resulted in victories for two Consortium Centers. Research by Dr. Rebecca Shlafer, funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, successfully influenced public policy and lead to the enactment of a bill addressing the needs of incarcerated pregnant women and their babies. The University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute also welcomed a victory in the form of a bill signed by Governor Dayton ensuring $50 million in funding over the next ten years to fund regenerative medicine research. Dr. Jakub Tolar, Director of the Stem Cell Institute, was featured in the Star Tribune’s coverage of the landmark legislation. Click here for more information on Dr. Shlafer’s work and here for the Star Tribune story on the regenerative medicine initiative.