International Stem Cell Organization Adds Notable Bioethicist to Board


Pioneer Founding member
The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) proudly announces the addition of Glenn McGee, PhD to its Board of Directors.

Portland, OR, July 11, 2010 --( The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS,, a nonprofit organization dedicated to patient safety and education on the medical use of adult stem cells, today proudly announces the addition of esteemed bioethicist Glenn McGee, PhD to its Board of Directors.

Dr. McGee joins Francesca Vitelli, PhD, and Ricardo Rodriguez, MD, as the newest members of the ICMS Board of Directors. Dr. McGee, the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics, is the founding editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) and a member of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Panel on Molecular and Genetic Devices. His research spans across ethical, legal, social, and economic issues in biomedical science and includes hundreds of essays and papers found in numerous peer-reviewed journals, law reviews, and other scholarly books and publications.

?The work of the ICMS is literally life-saving, representing the collective efforts of dozens, if not hundreds, of minds who are dedicated to ethical medicine and research that upholds the mission to find cures and improve lives,? said Dr. McGee. ?I can think of no better place to get involved and be an integral part of the future of medicine.?

With the addition of Dr. McGee?s experience and knowledge, the ICMS will continue to advance its efforts in building a global association to protect patient safety through its Treatment Registries that track outcomes and complications from stem cells procedures.

?The importance in having an internationally recognized bioethicist like Dr. McGee as part of our leadership cannot be overstated,? said David Audley, CEO and Executive Director of the ICMS. ?He brings a monumental amount of experience, passion, and expertise to the ICMS. His voice and expertise will ensure that the needs of the patient are always addressed. He is a perfect fit for a patient safety organization like the ICMS.?

Dr. McGee joins an expert board of noted physicians and researchers in providing strategic leadership to the ICMS.


About the ICMS

The International Cellular Medicine Society is a 501c3 non-profit that represents patients, physicians, and scientists from over 35 countries on 6 continents who are dedicated to patient safety and education on the medical use of adult stem cell therapies. The Society provides physician authored and reviewed best practices guidelines on the collection, processing and re-implantation of autologous, adult stem cells, manages a first of its kind Treatment Registry to track stem cell patient outcomes and complications, and publishes an annual report on the practices of Off Shore Stem Cell Clinics. The Society maintains the website, that is focused on adult stem cell research, education and awareness.

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