For a Remembrance of Dr. Leslie Nader, go here.
23rd Annual Student Competition
The MSMR 23rd Annual Student Competition is open to all middle school and high school students in New England. In response to the Challenge you may submit an essay, a poster or a website you have created.
Awards to $500 and recognition at the MSMR Annual Meeting in June.
The Competition opens on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 (i.e., no entries may be submitted before January 7th.)
To see the competition challenge, read the rules and download the Student Packet and Entry Form, go here.
Biomedical Research Day Honors, October 21
Every year on October 21st, MSMR and its members and friends celebrate Biomedical Research Day - we honor all those who dedicate their talents and the careers to deeper understanding of living systems and the development of medicines and devices to prevent, treat and cure diseases.
The Massachusetts Legislature created Massachusetts Biomedical Research Day in 2006, we also have a luncheon event to honor four outstanding contributors - an educator, an investigator, a business leader and a government leader - for furthering biomedical research in the Commonwealth.
curiousYOUNGwriters is hosted by States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) of whihc MSMR is a founding member. cYw provides a platform for publishing student writing that describes a nontraditional animal model and its role in advancing understanding of a specific disease, disorder, or medical condition. Each juried entry is authored by a pre-collegiate student who researches and writes about uncommon animals that are helping researchers find better answers to some age-old health questions. Check out all the stories at curiousYoungwriters.
A Career in Laboratory Animal Science?
Laboratory animal science is a growing field. Skilled professionals work in research facilities at hospitals, colleges and universities, research institutes, biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, government agencies, veterinary and medical schools, and contract research organizations.
Click here for our brochure about careers in laboratory animal science.
And for many more details, visit our active map for high schools and colleges and find detailed information on their programs, certificates and degrees. Click here to get to MSMR's web section titled Educational Programs for Laboratory Animal Science.
Your 2014 MSMR Workshop Planning Guide
MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. Check here for greater detail about each program three months before the scheduled date.
||Watch this space for our 2014 schedule, including Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium (and poster competition); IACUCs and IBCs: ABCs; Security and Biosecurity; Law; and The 3 I's.
||6th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium and Poster Competition. The Agenda is here. Registration is now closed.
||Boston Marriott Newton
||MSMR's Annual Security Conference - Agenda is here. Registration is here.
||Research Animal Law - part of the year-long SUBR series. Details to follow.
Special On-Line Training for
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.
Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians successfully completing all course requirements are eligible for RACE-approved credit hours. To learn more, call the MSMR office.
The current session began on January 31st. That session is now fully subscribed. If you'd like to be on the early notification list for future sessions, please e-mail us 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.
To see what What A Year! has in store for this year, click here.