Witnessing History

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PRIM&R is excited to welcome a new addition to our team—Joanna Cardinal, our membership manager.

Before coming to PRIM&R earlier this month, I spent five years living in Washington, DC, and I was lucky enough to return for the presidential inauguration last week.
What struck me most wasn’t the historic moment, nor was it the large crowds. It was the sense of community that everyone shared. I’m part [...] Read more


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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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


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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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


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