The UIC Embryonic Stem Cell Review Committee (ESCRO) committee reviews research proposals involving the use of human embryonic stem cells (hES). The ESCRO committee is responsible for the oversight of all hES research being conducted at or supported by UIC to ensure that it meets the National Academy of Science (NAS) guidelines. Additionally, the ESCRO committee will have the responsibility for maintaining a registry of all hES cell lines that are imported into or maintained at the UIC, including the NIH-approved hES lines.

In accordance with the NAS guidelines, the ESCRO committee includes "representatives of the public and persons with expertise in developmental biology, stem cell research, molecular biology, assisted reproduction, and ethical and legal issues in hES cell research."

 

ESCRO Announcements

2017 Researcher and Scholar of the Year awards and 2017 Inventor of the Year Recipients

Jan 9

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year awards and the 2017 Inventor of the Year.  These awards recognize and celebrate the efforts and commitment of individuals who advance knowledge as well as inspire and promote continued excellence in research and scholarship at UIC. 

ESCRO Events