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We promote and enhance biomedical and biological research, including the humane care and use of animals, for the improved health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment.

The goal of MSMR is to foster a better understanding of biomedicine by improving basic literacy in and enthusiasm for the biological sciences among the public, the media, and future generations.

Although membership services are important to our work, a great part of our mission is directed to the public in general.

Education is necessarily a major component in the pursuit of our mission. We teach students; we train teachers; we develop curricula that increase science literacy and promote understanding of the importance of biomedical research to our lives.



Link to these Highlights
The ALN TurnKey Conference - special deal for MSMR members
The Hayre Fellows
On-line IACUC training
The 2015 Student Competition
Your 2015 MSMR Workshop Planning Guide

The Award-Winning What A Year! Program for Students


For a Remembrance of Dr. Leslie Nader, go here.


Register free for ALN's TurnKey Conferenece

Save $750


Advantage Business Media, publisher of ALN and producer of the TurnKey Conference offers a limited number of free registrations to the conference to MSMR members. This is a great opportunity if you want to save money and attend the conference.


This year's TurnKey is May 7-8, 2015, in San Diego, CA.


Contact the MSMR office for the free registration code.




See our ad on page 239

in the March 2015 issue of JAALAS




The 3Rs Sharing Conference IV is May 14 in Newton, MA

Learn more and register here.




The 24th Annual MSMR Student Competition

Jan. 5, 2015 - May 9, 2015

Level I: grades 7 - 8; Level II: grades 9 - 12


You are a science reporter for a science website for teenage students. Learn about a recent biomedical research breakthrough and create an essay, poster or webpage that clearly explains this discovery. The best entries in each Level can win prizes up to $500; winners are recognized at the MSMR Annual Meeting in June. Learn more by clicking on this Student Competition link.



Your 2015 MSMR Workshop and Member Event Planning Guide

MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. Check here for greater detail about each program two months before the scheduled date.


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Research Animal Law - part of the year-long SUBR series. Free to MSMR members. Kindly hosted by Burns & Levinson LLP. This program is now complete and was a notable success.


Boston, MA
3/4 - 3/6/15


3 I's Conference (IACUCs, IBCs and IRBs). In collaboration with North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR). The This program is now complete and was a notable success.


Raleigh, NC


7th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium. Free to MSMR members.


The This program is now complete and was a notable success.


The Symposium agenda is here.


Newton, MA


3Rs Sharing Conference. In collaboration with New Jersey Assocation for Biomedical Research (NJABR), AALAS and IQ 3Rs LG. Information and Registration here.


Want to underwrite (sponsor) or exhibit?


Newton, MA


MSMR Annual Meeting of Members. Free to MSMR members.


Boston, MA
10/5 - 10/6/15


IAA Best Practices Meeting. In collaboration with the IACUC Administrators Association and Tufts University. Hosted by The Broad Institute.






IACUCs and IBCs - Frameworks for Compliance. Free to invited MSMR members.


Members host

1/9/15; 4/10/15; 7/10/15; 9/4/15


Special 6-Week On-line Training: Introduction to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. Offered 4 times per year. See the starting dates to the left. Register for the April 10 session.


Other programs coming: including a new webinar for principal investigators  



Special On-Line Training for

IACUC Members


MSMR offers our exclusive On-LineTraining Program for IACUC Members, with a special focus on Community (Non-affiliated) Members. Study in the comfort of your own home.

This is a 6-week semi-self-paced course with live instructor office hours and weekly homework.

We will soon be opening registration for the session that begins on July 10, 2015.


What A Year!

Science that's happening now!

What A Year! spends every day reading through scientific journals, conference programs and science websites to find the best breakthroughs on which to report.

Science is Everywhere!

Want to learn about a nano-tattoo that may someday replace repeated finger sticks for people with diabetes? Or why hibernating bears don't end up with fragile bones, the way hibernating people would? What A Year! awaits you on-line. Just click here.

What A Year! is free. You can also sign up to get our monthly e-mail announcement or get an RSS feed, or a Twitter feed.

Our archive has all the monthly What A Year! stories from the last seven school years. You can check it out and enjoy the ones you missed. Just click here.

Each month of the school year (September - June) you can learn about medical breakthroughs, what they might mean for future cures and treatments, and a little about the people who dedicate their lives to research.

What A Year! has sarted a new year of amazing discoveries.


The Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, supported by Americans for Medical Progress


The Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, established by Americans for Medical Progress in 2008, promotes peer education about animal research among students and young adults aged 18-30.  Named in memory of AMP's former Chairman, Michael D. Hayre, DVM, ACLAM, the Fellowship provides support for peer outreach and education projects in the United States.

The AMP/Hayre Fellowship program seeks to find and support college students and young adults in the United States who are frustrated by the domination of animal rights rhetoric against biomedical research and who are committed to making a case for the necessary and humane use of laboratory animals in the pursuit of treatments and cures. 


Would you like to nominate someone or apply for the Hayre Fellowship?


Get all the details here. Deadline is May 1, 2015.



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