Shapiro to chair state panel on stem cell research

April 18, 2005 8:58 a.m.

Acting New Jersey Gov. Richard J. Codey has named Princeton President Emeritus Harold T. Shapiro the chair of a newly established ethics advisory panel on stem cell research.

Codey announced the appointment during a national symposium on the policy and economic implications of state-sponsored stem cell research held Friday, April 15, on campus. In his address, Codey outlined his vision for awarding and funding stem cell research grants. The ethics advisory panel is intended to ensure that state-funded research will comply with state guidelines.

Shapiro, who served as chair of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission from 1996 to 2001 under President Clinton, is now a professor of economics and public affairs at the University. He was president of Princeton from 1988 to 2001.

"States and Stem Cells: A Symposium on the Policy and Economic Implications of State-Sponsored Stem Cell Research" was sponsored by the University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and its Policy Research Institute for the Region, along with the New York Academy of Sciences.