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Jan2009

Posted by Catherine Rogers, marketing coordinator


With our 35th anniversary upon us, the PRIM&R staff has been doing a lot of digging through our archives, and my, how far we've come! To remind you (and ourselves) of PRIM&R's journey, we will periodically post interesting photos in a feature called Monday Memories. Do you know what's going on in this image? Are you one of the enthusiastic chorus, or maybe you took the photo yourself? If you have any ideas about who's who, or what's what, please leave a comment and let us know!


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22
Jan2009

Posted by Kimberly Hensle Lowrance, Deputy DirectorThe current economic downturn is widely seen as the most serious in decades, and each day's news reminds us that volatility and uncertainty have become our new reality. For all the challenges this situation presents, we are fortunate to be part of a community filled with strong personal and professional connections, an unwavering commitment to looking out for the best interests of research subjects, and a dedication to striving for the best in all that we do. For 35 years, PRIM&R has been proud to be the home of this community and to play an important role in the research protections field.We must recognize that PRIM&R and the research community [...] Read more

21
Jan2009

PRIM&R’s Newest Member

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We are happy to announce that Jen Levine-Fried, PRIM&R's membership specialist, and her husband Matt welcomed little Ava to their family on January 13, 2009 at 8:06 AM. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz and was 21" long. The entire family is doing well and resting at home (including big brother Jonah).

Welcome little Ava!

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20
Jan2009

Inauguration Day

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Posted by Joan Rachlin, executive director

On a day when the earth is moving beneath the feet of the millions who have assembled on the Mall in Washington, DC, I'm overflowing with emotion as I think of the many sung and unsung heroes who have stood up to injustice. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is near the top of the list, but so are Rosa Parks, the Little Rock 9, James Meredith, Medgar Evers, and many others.

Facing History and Ourselves, an international organization I greatly admire, refers to them as "upstanders," characterized by their willingness to speak out and make an impact on others. The stories of [...] Read more

16
Jan2009

Posted by Shaquanna Philip, program assistant

PRIM&R’s Research Ethics Digest (RED) explores noteworthy news events, studies, journal articles, and policy reports relevant to the world of human and animal research ethics. The latest issue of RED is now available to members.

Select articles are highlighted below:

Animal Research and News
“The Animal Care Annual Report of Activities—Fiscal Year 2007.” U.S. Department of Agriculture. October 2008.

IRB Critiques and Commentaries
Van Howe, R. S and Svoboda, J. S. “Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration.” Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. December 2008.<[...] Read more

14
Jan2009

Posted by Joan Rachlin, executive directorThis being PRIM&R's 35th anniversary, I wanted to take a short stroll down memory lane and kick-off a year-long celebration of our past, present, and future. A warm wash of memories come to visit as I think back over the past three and a half decades. What began as a small band of concerned researchers and research administrators [...] Read more