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The National Stem Cell Foundation funds adult stem cell and regenerative medicine research, scholarships for middle school science teachers inspiring the next generation of STEM pioneers, patient advocacy and programs that connect children with limited resources to cutting-edge clinical trials. View the projects in each of these funding areas to see our impact.

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2019 NSTA Annual Conference

St. Louis, MO

NSCF Swabbing Event

April 11-14, 2019

Heather McAlinn

Cambridge, MD

#SavedByTheCell Team Member

Heather is competing for #SavedByTheCell at the 2018 Ironman in Cambridge, Maryland on September 29, 2018

Sweat4Syria 5K

Louisville, KY

NSCF Swabbing Event

May 19th, 2018

OC Marathon

Newport Beach, CA

NSCF Swabbing Event

May 6th, 2018

Buffy Sexton

2018 STEM Scholar

Louisville, KY

Meyzeek Middle School

Tricia Sederholm

2018 STEM Scholar

Peru, IN

Peru Junior High School

Turtle Haste

2018 STEM Scholar

Albuquerque, NM

Desert Ridge Middle School

Theresa Luciano

2018 STEM Scholar

Savannah, GA

Oglethorpe Charter School

Angie Mutter

2018 STEM Scholar

Pilgrim's Knob, VA

Twin Valley Elementary Middle School

Hannah Odom

2018 STEM Scholar

Leesburg, GA

Lee County Middle School East Campus

Jake O’Neill

2018 STEM Scholar

Brockton, MA

Edgar B. Davis School

Lindsey Mason

2018 STEM Scholar

Canton, GA

Dean Rusk Middle School

Christopher Clauss

2018 STEM Scholar

Marlborough, NH

Marlborough School

Jessica Carr

2018 STEM Scholar

Pierre, SD

Georgia Morse Middle School

Amy Long

2016 Stem Scholar

Opelika, AL

Sanford Middle School

Sends her students on a "date" with the periodic table

Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY

The National STEM Scholar Program hosts its annual orientation week at the Gatton Academy on Western Kentucky University's campus

Understanding Cell Cross-Talk to Prevent Neurodegeneration

New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

New York City, NY

Dr. Valentina Fossati

Understanding cross-talk between cells in the central nervous system as a way to recode cells to prevent myelin loss

Exomedicine Institute/Space Tango

Exomedicine Institute/Space Tango

Lexington, KY

Dr. Andrés Bratt-Leal
Dr. Valentina Fossati

Moving a research collaboration into zero gravity for Parkinson's and MS research

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)

OREF

Rosemont, IL

OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National MS Society

New York City, NY

The National MS Society is a driving force of MS research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever

Using Stem Cells to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Hospital for Special Surgery

New York City, NY

Dr. Christopher L. Mendias

Investigating novel stem cell-based therapies for rotator cuff repair

Santosh Zachariah

2016 Stem Scholar

Shoreline, WA

The Evergreen School

Unit development to study drivers of the greenhouse effect

Lora Wellman

2016 Stem Scholar

Owensboro, KY

Owensboro Middle School

Incorporation of MiniOne Systems PCR equipment to study genetic disorders

Maggie Huddleston

2016 Stem Scholar

Roy, UT

Sand Ridge Jr. High

Incorporation of PocketLab technology to teach biology, heredity and genetics through insects

Jill Henry

2016 Stem Scholar

Downers Grove, IL

Herrick Middle School

Development of sound, light and wave lab to study digital signaling

Melissa Harris

2016 Stem Scholar

Bowling Green, KY

Warren East Middle School

Development of portable makerspace kits for classroom travel

Marie Gillespie-Story

2016 STEM Scholar

Canton, SD

Pierre Indian Learning Center

Incorporation of PocketLab wireless digital sensors to analyze abstract data

Stacy Clark-Thomas

2016 STEM Scholar

Eielson Air Force Base, AK

Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School

Development of iPad video lab with specialized software to collect data and produce videos

Anneliese Bopp

2016 STEM Scholar

Sodus, NY

Sodus Intermediate School

Developed New York's first school-based trout hatchery

Bruce Boehne

2016 STEM Scholar

Dallas, TX

Zion Lutheran School

3D lab build-out to develop new product prototypes for predicted technological trends

Dana Young

2017 STEM Scholar

Hightstown, NJ

Melvin H. Kreps Middle School

Development of wind turbine prototypes for the Wind Turbine Design Challenge

Donna Shartzer

2017 STEM Scholar

Harned, KY

Breckinridge County Middle School

Leveraging SpikerBox technology to study memory formation in response to sensory stimulation using Madagascar hissing cockroaches

Val Pumala

2017 STEM Scholar

Cameron, WI

Cameron Middle School

Development of engineering unit to study and design alternative energy sources

Emily McKernan

2017 STEM Scholar

Brushton, NY

Brushton-Moira Central School

Unit development to study antibiotic resistance using compound light microscopes

John Lui

2017 STEM Scholar

Dousman, WI

Kettle Moraine Middle School

Development of robotics lab to teach engineering design process and data evaluation

Jay Hollis

2017 STEM Scholar

Bowling Green, KY

Bowling Green Junior High

Design and development of organic solar cells to harvest solar energy

Angela Gospodarek

2017 STEM Scholar

Gorham, ME

Gorham Middle School

Development of working classroom ecosystem and aquaponics lab

Katie Donlin

2017 STEM Scholar

Byron, MN

Byron Middle School

3D lab build-out to print prosthetic limbs in consultation with Mayo Clinic Limb Lab

Kiki Contreras

2017 STEM Scholar

Shoreline, WA

The Evergreen School

Unit development to study and track ecological impact of Elwha River Dam presence/removal on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula

Suzanne Banas

2017 STEM Scholar

South Miami, FL

South Miami Middle Community School

Development of coding and design project to print 3D version of Google VR carboard

Accelerating Clinical Trials for Rare Diseases

Duke University

Durham, NC

Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg

Relieving the financial burden for children participating in clinical trials for rare diseases

Fighting Parkinson’s

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Dr. Penny Hallett
Dr. Ole Isacson

Development of a patient-specific stem cell therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Finding New Ways to Treat Resistant Lymphoma

MD Anderson

Houston, TX

Dr. Michelle Fanale

Finding new ways to treat resistant lymphoma

Myelin Repair and Regeneration

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Dr. Marius Wernig

Turning skin cells into myelin-making cells

Investigating Rotator Cuff Treatment Options

University of California, San Fransisco

San Fransisco, CA

Dr. Brian Feeley

Investigating rotator cuff treatment options

Clinical Trials for Rare Childhood Disorders

Duke University

Durham, NC

Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg

Clinical Trials for Rare Childhood Disorders

Repairing and Replacing Cartilage in Knees

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Jeffrey Spang
Dr. Elizabeth Loboa

Using 3-D tissue engineering to repair and replace articular cartilage

Myelin Repair and Regeneration

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, MD

Dr. Regina Armstrong

Discovering ways to induce myelin repair

Safely Transplanting Bone Marrow

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Dr. Suzanne Ildstad

Simultaneous stem cell and kidney transplant for drug-free transplant tolerance

Eliminating Anti-Rejection Drugs

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Dr. Joseph Leventhal

Eliminating anti-rejection drugs for kidney transplant recipients

Funding A Donor Journey

Sharing America's Marrow (S.A.M.)

Louisville, KY

Sam Kimura
Alex Kimura
Taylor Shorten

On a mission to increase the number of donors on the bone marrow registry

Ligament Repair and Regeneration

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Dr. Geoffrey Baer

Developing novel therapies for ligament and tendon injuries

Fighting Parkinson’s

The Scripps Research Institute

San Diego, CA

Dr. Jeanne Loring
Dr. Andrés Bratt-Leal

Development of a patient-specific stem cell therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

St. Louis, MO NSCF Swabbing Event 2019 NSTA Annual Conference

April 11-14, 2019

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Cambridge, MD #SavedByTheCell Team Member Heather McAlinn

Heather is competing for #SavedByTheCell at the 2018 Ironman in Cambridge, Maryland on September 29, 2018

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Louisville, KY NSCF Swabbing Event Sweat4Syria 5K

May 19th, 2018

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Newport Beach, CA NSCF Swabbing Event OC Marathon

May 6th, 2018

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Louisville, KY 2018 STEM Scholar Meyzeek Middle School Buffy Sexton Read the full story Peru, IN 2018 STEM Scholar Peru Junior High School Tricia Sederholm Read the full story Albuquerque, NM 2018 STEM Scholar Desert Ridge Middle School Turtle Haste Read the full story Savannah, GA 2018 STEM Scholar Oglethorpe Charter School Theresa Luciano Read the full story Pilgrim's Knob, VA 2018 STEM Scholar Twin Valley Elementary Middle School Angie Mutter Read the full story Leesburg, GA 2018 STEM Scholar Lee County Middle School East Campus Hannah Odom Read the full story Brockton, MA 2018 STEM Scholar Edgar B. Davis School Jake O’Neill Read the full story Canton, GA 2018 STEM Scholar Dean Rusk Middle School Lindsey Mason Read the full story Marlborough, NH 2018 STEM Scholar Marlborough School Christopher Clauss Read the full story Pierre, SD 2018 STEM Scholar Georgia Morse Middle School Jessica Carr Read the full story Opelika, AL 2016 Stem Scholar Sanford Middle School Amy Long

Sends her students on a "date" with the periodic table

Read the full story
Bowling Green, KY Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

The National STEM Scholar Program hosts its annual orientation week at the Gatton Academy on Western Kentucky University's campus

Read the full story
New York City, NY New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute Dr. Valentina Fossati Understanding Cell Cross-Talk to Prevent Neurodegeneration

Understanding cross-talk between cells in the central nervous system as a way to recode cells to prevent myelin loss

Read the full story
Lexington, KY Exomedicine Institute/Space Tango Dr. Andrés Bratt-Leal
Dr. Valentina Fossati
Funding Partner New York Stem Cell Foundation Exomedicine Institute/Space Tango

Moving a research collaboration into zero gravity for Parkinson's and MS research

Read the full story
Rosemont, IL OREF Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)

OREF is dedicated to being the leader in supporting research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility

Read the full story
New York City, NY National MS Society National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National MS Society is a driving force of MS research and treatment to stop disease progression, restore function, and end MS forever

Read the full story
New York City, NY Hospital for Special Surgery Dr. Christopher L. Mendias Funding Partner Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Using Stem Cells to Improve Surgical Outcomes for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Investigating novel stem cell-based therapies for rotator cuff repair

Read the full story
Shoreline, WA 2016 Stem Scholar The Evergreen School Santosh Zachariah

Unit development to study drivers of the greenhouse effect

Read the full story
Owensboro, KY 2016 Stem Scholar Owensboro Middle School Lora Wellman

Incorporation of MiniOne Systems PCR equipment to study genetic disorders

Read the full story
Roy, UT 2016 Stem Scholar Sand Ridge Jr. High Maggie Huddleston

Incorporation of PocketLab technology to teach biology, heredity and genetics through insects

Read the full story
Downers Grove, IL 2016 Stem Scholar Herrick Middle School Jill Henry

Development of sound, light and wave lab to study digital signaling

Read the full story
Bowling Green, KY 2016 Stem Scholar Warren East Middle School Melissa Harris

Development of portable makerspace kits for classroom travel

Read the full story
Canton, SD 2016 STEM Scholar Pierre Indian Learning Center Marie Gillespie-Story

Incorporation of PocketLab wireless digital sensors to analyze abstract data

Read the full story
Eielson Air Force Base, AK 2016 STEM Scholar Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School Stacy Clark-Thomas

Development of iPad video lab with specialized software to collect data and produce videos

Read the full story
Sodus, NY 2016 STEM Scholar Sodus Intermediate School Anneliese Bopp

Developed New York's first school-based trout hatchery

Read the full story
Dallas, TX 2016 STEM Scholar Zion Lutheran School Bruce Boehne

3D lab build-out to develop new product prototypes for predicted technological trends

Read the full story
Hightstown, NJ 2017 STEM Scholar Melvin H. Kreps Middle School Dana Young

Development of wind turbine prototypes for the Wind Turbine Design Challenge

Read the full story
Harned, KY 2017 STEM Scholar Breckinridge County Middle School Donna Shartzer

Leveraging SpikerBox technology to study memory formation in response to sensory stimulation using Madagascar hissing cockroaches

Read the full story
Cameron, WI 2017 STEM Scholar Cameron Middle School Val Pumala

Development of engineering unit to study and design alternative energy sources

Read the full story
Brushton, NY 2017 STEM Scholar Brushton-Moira Central School Emily McKernan

Unit development to study antibiotic resistance using compound light microscopes

Read the full story
Dousman, WI 2017 STEM Scholar Kettle Moraine Middle School John Lui

Development of robotics lab to teach engineering design process and data evaluation

Read the full story
Bowling Green, KY 2017 STEM Scholar Bowling Green Junior High Jay Hollis

Design and development of organic solar cells to harvest solar energy

Read the full story
Gorham, ME 2017 STEM Scholar Gorham Middle School Angela Gospodarek

Development of working classroom ecosystem and aquaponics lab

Read the full story
Byron, MN 2017 STEM Scholar Byron Middle School Katie Donlin

3D lab build-out to print prosthetic limbs in consultation with Mayo Clinic Limb Lab

Read the full story
Shoreline, WA 2017 STEM Scholar The Evergreen School Kiki Contreras

Unit development to study and track ecological impact of Elwha River Dam presence/removal on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula

Read the full story
South Miami, FL 2017 STEM Scholar South Miami Middle Community School Suzanne Banas

Development of coding and design project to print 3D version of Google VR carboard

Read the full story
Durham, NC Duke University Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg Accelerating Clinical Trials for Rare Diseases

Relieving the financial burden for children participating in clinical trials for rare diseases

Read the full story
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Dr. Penny Hallett
Dr. Ole Isacson
Funding Partner Michael J. Fox Foundation Fighting Parkinson’s

Development of a patient-specific stem cell therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Read the full story
Houston, TX MD Anderson Dr. Michelle Fanale Finding New Ways to Treat Resistant Lymphoma

Finding new ways to treat resistant lymphoma

Read the full story
Stanford, CA Stanford University Dr. Marius Wernig Funding Partner National MS Society Myelin Repair and Regeneration

Turning skin cells into myelin-making cells

Read the full story
San Fransisco, CA University of California, San Fransisco Dr. Brian Feeley Funding Partner Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Investigating Rotator Cuff Treatment Options

Investigating rotator cuff treatment options

Read the full story
Durham, NC Duke University Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg Clinical Trials for Rare Childhood Disorders

Clinical Trials for Rare Childhood Disorders

Read the full story
Chapel Hill, NC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dr. Jeffrey Spang
Dr. Elizabeth Loboa
Funding Partner Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Repairing and Replacing Cartilage in Knees

Using 3-D tissue engineering to repair and replace articular cartilage

Read the full story
Bethesda, MD Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Dr. Regina Armstrong Funding Partner National MS Society Myelin Repair and Regeneration

Discovering ways to induce myelin repair

Read the full story
Louisville, KY University of Louisville Dr. Suzanne Ildstad Safely Transplanting Bone Marrow

Simultaneous stem cell and kidney transplant for drug-free transplant tolerance

Read the full story
Chicago, IL Northwestern University Dr. Joseph Leventhal
Eliminating Anti-Rejection Drugs

Eliminating anti-rejection drugs for kidney transplant recipients

Read the full story
Louisville, KY Sharing America's Marrow (S.A.M.) Sam Kimura
Alex Kimura
Taylor Shorten
Funding A Donor Journey

On a mission to increase the number of donors on the bone marrow registry

Read the full story
Madison, WI University of Wisconsin Dr. Geoffrey Baer Funding Partner Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Ligament Repair and Regeneration

Developing novel therapies for ligament and tendon injuries

Read the full story
San Diego, CA The Scripps Research Institute Dr. Jeanne Loring
Dr. Andrés Bratt-Leal
Fighting Parkinson’s

Development of a patient-specific stem cell therapy for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Read the full story