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It is with tremendous sadness that I am informing you of Dr. Tracy Thompson’s passing on December 10, 2021. She was a devoted wife and pet mom, as well as an avid outdoorswoman. She was also a fantastic friend who was incredibly supportive, and those who knew her will miss her dearly. Read more


The world of animal welfare lost a giant last month with the passing of Bernie Rollin, PhD, “who alleviated more animal pain than anyone in history,” on November 19. The philosopher was a pioneer of veterinary ethics and a critical architect of modern animal welfare regulations. His achievements were enormous, and he will be missed. Read more


A year ago, on November 14, 2020, the IACUC community tragically lost a cherished member, Jerald Silverman, DVM, MS, who passed away due to complications of COVID-19 at the age of 78. Jerry, as he was widely known, was a fixture in the laboratory animal community. He was a longtime professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in addition to previous positions at Hahnemann University, The Ohio State University, and the American Health Foundation. Read more


In Memoriam: Jeffrey Cohen, PhD

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The research oversight community recently suffered a huge loss with the passing of Jeffrey Cohen, PhD. Jeff was a beloved member of the PRIM&R community, known for the depth and breadth of his knowledge, his warmth and sense of humor, and his generosity as a teacher and mentor to so many in the field. Jeff was a true founding father of the field of human subjects protections, and exemplified the commitment to ethics, to doing right, that is at its core. He made us all better for knowing him. Here, we have gathered words from a few members of the PRIM&R community who knew Jeff well. We encourage you to leave your own memories and kind words about Jeff in the comments below. Read more