Student Society for Stem Cell Research
The Student Society for Stem Cell Research was founded in August of 2003. We are an international network dedicated to the advancement of scientific research for cures. We believe that stem cell research will revolutionize the field of medicine. With a coordinated and cooperative global effort, we can advance stem cell research in the most efficient manner.
SSSCR is guided by the following principles:
1. Communication with the public is vital to fostering greater understanding and acceptance of emerging medical technologies of the 21st century.
2. We have the opportunity to be of service to humanity by helping those with debilitating conditions, their family, and their friends by advancing medical research.
3. The infrastructure for resources to support medical research should be enhanced, including the attraction of human talent and the allocation of government funds.
SSSCR’s ideals are:
1. Humanity- commitment to making this world better by alleviating human suffering.
2. Unity- stem cell research will be optimized with global cooperation among nations and diverse interests, including industry, academic, government, and society.
3. Service- we have the opportunity to help those with debilitating conditions, their family, and their friends by advancing medical research.
4. Vision- our generation’s passion and ambition for regenerative medicine is unparalleled.
5. Healing- stem cell research offers hope for millions of people that otherwise would have none.
The SSSCR network spans over 10 countries, 25 U.S, states and 100 institutions consisting of students, researchers, patient advocates, and policy makers united by the purpose of finding treatments and cures to debilitating conditions. Our membership includes students from a variety of backgrounds and educational interests. Each of us has unique skills and can contribute to the successful advancement of the SSSCR mission. We have a chance at the inception of this research to incorporate our highest ideals of service and unity. The inherent nature of stem cells as a source of incalculable healing and regeneration is symbolic of the ideals that we wish to guide our works.
We believe that we can make a difference.
As students and future leaders we strive for a world that is better tomorrow than it is today. Stem cell research will help us achieve this brighter and healthier tomorrow.
Our message is simple:
Don’t deny our generation the opportunity to offer hope and to fulfill the promise of stem cell research to treat disease and disability.