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


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


Posted by Catherine Rogers, marketing coordinatorRecently, PRIM&R’s Board of Directors held an election for both leadership and membership. While the faces on the board will remain the same, two members will transition into new roles: As of January 1, Walter Straus became treasurer, and Judy Norsigian became secretary. These positions were previously held by Harry Rozmiarek and Cornelius Baker, respectively.

Among the re-elected officers for 2009 are Leonard Glantz, who will maintain his position as board chair, and Read more