Organizations Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

The listed organizations support federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Unless otherwise noted, all are members of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (formerly Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research). 


  • ALS Association
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Association
  • American Parkinson Disease Association
  • American Pediatric Society
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • American Society of Hematology
  • AMFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Canavan Research Illinois
  • Cancer Research Foundation of America
  • Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
  • Coalition of Patient Advocates for Skin Disease Research
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Genetic Alliance
  • Hadassah
  • Harvard University
  • IFADD (International Foundation for Anticancer Drug Discovery)
  • International Longevity Center — USA
  • Jeffrey Modell Foundation
  • John Hopkins Medicine
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)
  • Lymphoma Research Foundation of America
  • Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Monash University
  • National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
  • National Council on Spinal Cord Injury
  • National Health Council
  • NCCR (National Coalition for Cancer Research)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Not an ARM member)
  • Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus (PICK)
  • Parkinson’s Action Network
  • Project A.L.S.
  • Research!America
  • Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF)
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
  • University of California System
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • WiCell Research Institution/Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
  • Wisconsin Association for Biomedical Research and Education
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4 thoughts on “Organizations Supporting Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  1. I was just researching National Multiple Sclerosis Society for my own decision about participation in a fundraiser. Sadly, they confirmed that they do in fact support research utilizing Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells. They are not, according to their online “chat” personnel, member of the above mentioned Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. I think you should remove that stipulation above your list so this list to be more complete, to include those such as the National MS Society who deal in embryonic stem cell research though are not a member of that ONE organization. I would be happy to forward the documents that I requested NMSS send to me if it would help add them to your list.

  2. I am quite sure this is not an exhaustive list. The American Cancer Society is not on it, but I just read that they do support embryonic stem cell research, and have in the past (they deny that they still do) supported Planned Parenthood.

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