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Sex as a Biological Variable in Research with NHPs

In 2015 the NIH released a policy on the importance of rigor in scientific research that will impact NHP research. These changes affected applications for grants starting in January of 2016. NIH expects that sex as a biological variable will be factored into research designs, analyses, and reporting in vertebrate animal and human studies. Strong justification from the scientific literature, preliminary data, or other relevant considerations must be provided for applications proposing to study only one sex. Please see the included links to learn more about this NIH policy.

Monkey White Paper

The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today the release of the white paper, The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research. The white paper is a collaboration between FBR and eight premier scientific groups: the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Transplant Foundation, the Endocrine Society, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and the Society for Neuroscience.

The white paper highlights the essential role NHPs historically have and continue to play in finding treatments for serious and life-altering conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, Zika virus, HIV/AIDS and Parkinson’s disease. To learn more about how research with NHPs is contributing to lifesaving cures for people, please download the white paper, The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research or visit fbresearch.org.

Congratulations to Election Winners!

Congratulations to Curtis Klages, who was elected Vice President of APV. Other winners include Tina Grove, who was elected Secretary, and Sherrie Jean and Elizabeth Magden, who were elected Trustees.

Workshop Registration and Housing Open

Click here to register for the Charlotte Workshop and to book your housing. See you in October!

European Primates Vets Meeting: September 22-23

The EPV seminar is held September 22-23, 2016 and will focus on stem cells and gene therapy in NHPs. Held in Toulouse, France, the meeting is located a short walk from the historic district. The registration deadline is August 31, 2016. For more information, click here.

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