National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) launch educational resources about research with animals
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | June 15, 2018
Committed to discovering causes, preventions, treatments and cures that lead to longer, healthier lives worldwide, the seven National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) in the U.S. have launched two educational resources, a website and Twitter account, to raise awareness of their biomedical and behavioral research with animals to improve human and animal health.
The website, NPRC.org, offers a user‐friendly, informative experience for individuals who are interested in learning about NPRC research, which ranges from Alzheimer’s disease to Zika virus. The Twitter handle, @nprcnews, provides another way for the public to easily follow NPRC‐based research.
“Visitors can learn the latest research news from our centers, details about significant research breakthroughs with nonhuman primates, and information about the care and well‐being of our research animals,” says Jon Levine, PhD, director of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and a neuroscientist whose research focuses on actions of steroid hormones in the brain. “The site also answers frequently asked questions about research with animals, provides contact information for each NPRC and includes links to more than 50 resources for educators, lifelong learners, policy makers, researchers
Featured prominently on the website is the new NPRC logo, which speaks to the mission and vision of the centers. A yellow star encompassed in the C represents hope, which guides researchers in their pursuit of scientific discoveries. The tagline “Causes, Preventions, Treatments, Cures” serves to remind all
“The National Primate Research Centers want people across generations and around the world to live longer, healthier lives,” adds Nancy Haigwood,
The seven NPRCs’ individual websites will remain