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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.



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Show your IACUC Community Member some love
The 25th Annual Student Competition is Now Open
On-line IACUC training
Your 2016 MSMR Workshop and Event Planning Guide

The Award-Winning What A Year! Program for Students

World Veterinary Association Education Network


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


MSMR's New Levenson Award recognizes outstanding IACUC Community Members.


Picture of Rabbi LevensonIACUC Non-affiliated members (community members) play an essential role in the oversight of great animal care and use programs. Now you can nominate your IACUC's community member for MSMR's new Levenson Award for Outstanding Service by an IACUC Non-affiliated members. The award will be given at the MSMR Annual Meeting of Members in June. NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. To get all the information about the nomination letter and other details, go here.


25th Annual Student Competition is Now Open


All middle- and high-school students in New England are invited to enter MSMR's Student Competition.


You are a reporter for a news service that delivers information about research breakthroughs to teenage science students. You learn about a particularly interesting breakthrough and submit an Essay, a Poster or a Website about it to your editor-in-chief.


The best submissions can win prizes up to $500 and recognition for you and your school at the MSMR Annual Meeting in June.


Students in grades 7 - 12 in public, charter, parochial, independent, private and home school are invited to enter as long as you live in New England.


To learn more about the Competition and to get the complete rules and an Entry Form, click here.


Your 2016 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. The 2016 calendar is below.











25th Annual Student Competition opened January 5, 2016 - Details here.





Introduction to IACUCs. The January class is now filled. The next iteration of the course will begin in late April. Registration for that session will open in March.





IACUCs and IBCs - MSMR members only


Cambridge (at Biogen)
Compassion Fatigue - information and registration here


Cambridge (at Novartis)






Legislative Lunch-and-Learn - MSMR members only, by invitation


Cambridge (at Pfizer)


Security Conference. If you registered for the December iteration, you are already registered for this one. Registration is here.


Cambridge (at Takeda)



IACUCs and IBCs - MSMR members only


Providence (at Brown)



8th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium Draft agenda is here.


Poster Competition at the Enrichment Symposium. Call for entries and information here.



Newton (at the Marriott)


4/13/16 - 4/15/16


The Three I's Conference: Creating Connections, Sharing Solutions, Building Strategies. Details are here.


Raleigh, NC (at the Carolina Inn)


Introduction to IACUCs




5/3/16 - 5/4/16



HYS IBC Symposium: CRISPR/Cas9 Research Risks Intersection of Science, Safety and Policy


Boston (at the Martin Center)



MSMR Vendor Fair


Cambridge (at Novartis)



MSMR Annual Meeting of Members


Boston (at the Colonnade)



Introduction to IACUCs





Introduction to IACUCs





Biomedical Research Day Honors and Luncheon


Boston (at the Union Club)



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.

Registration for the January 2016 session is now open. Information and registration are here.



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.



World Veterinary Assocation Education Network


WVA EDucation Portal LogoThe World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) Education Network. The WVA network is the largest educational resource ever compiled for veterinary professionals. Leading experts from around the world, including faculty from top veterinary schools, are contributing to the network and veterinary professionals from every country are now able to benefit from the only global solution to their continuing professional development.


Check out all the resources here.



MSMR is a Partner in the APS Life Sciences

Teaching Resource Community

There are thousands of teaching resources for K - 16, grad school and medical school, ranging from individual images to entire syllabi. All are peer reviewed.



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