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We promote and enhance biomedical and biological research, including the humane care and use of animals, for the improved health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment.

The goal of MSMR is to foster a better understanding of biomedicine by improving basic literacy in and enthusiasm for the biological sciences among the public, the media, and future generations.

Although membership services are important to our work, a great part of our mission is directed to the public in general.

Education is necessarily a major component in the pursuit of our mission. We teach students; we train teachers; we develop curricula that increase science literacy and promote understanding of the importance of biomedical research to our lives.



Link to these Highlights
Biomedical Research Day celebration
New FBR materials you should read
On-line IACUC training
Your 2015 - 2016 MSMR Workshop and Event Planning Guide

The Award-Winning What A Year! Program for Students

World Veterinary Association Education Network


For a Remembrance of Dr. Leslie Nader, go here.


MSMR celebrates Biomedical Research Day


Friends and colleagues gathered at the glorious Union Club of Boston to recognize everyone who devotes his or her career to the search for cures. We also honored several colleagues who have made significant contributions to biomedical research and life sciences education: Michele Cunneen from Mt. Ida College, Mark Levin of Third Rock Ventures, Claudia Merson from Yale University, Rep. Joseph Wagner, Massachusetts House of Representative, and Dr. Matthew Meyerson, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We also instuted a new award to recognize the outstanding contribution of an IACUC non-affiliated member and presented it to Rabbi Paul Levenson.






Two good new materials from FBR


The colleagues at Foundation for Biomedical Research have just released the updated versions of two of their best educational materials - Fact vs Myth: The essential need for animals in biomedical research and Proud Achievements of Animal Research. You can download and print them out.



Your 2015 - 2016 MSMR Workshop and Member Event Planning Guide

MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. Check here for greater detail about each program two months before the scheduled date. The 2015 - 2016 calendar is below.










Biomedical Research Day Honors and Luncheon. The event and speakers were compelling. MSMR members can see more pictures of our luncheon by logging into For Members and clicking on Legislative Information.


Boston (at the Union Club)



Security Conference. Rescheduled to March 3, 2016. See below.












25th Annual Student Competition opens





Introduction to IACUCs. Learn more and register here.





IACUCs and IBCs - MSMR members only


Cambridge (at Biogen)
Compassion Fatigue


Cambridge (at Novartis)



Rescheduled from Dec. 2015

Security Conference. If you registered for the December iteration, you are already registered for this one. Registration is here.


Cambridge (at Takeda)


8th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium


Newton (at the Marriott)




Introduction to IACUCs



4/13/16 - 4/15/16


The Three I's Conference: Creating Connections, Sharing Solutions, Building Strategies. Details are here.


Raleigh, NC (at the Carolina Inn)


MSMR Vendor Fair

Cambridge (at Novartis)



MSMR Annual Meeting of Members





Introduction to IACUCs





Introduction to IACUCs





Biomedical Research Day Honors and Luncheon


Boston (at the Union Club)



Special On-Line Training for

IACUC Members


MSMR offers our exclusive On-LineTraining Program for IACUC Members, with a special focus on Community (Non-affiliated) Members. Study in the comfort of your own home.

This is a 6-week semi-self-paced course with live instructor office hours and weekly homework.

Registration for the January 2016 session is now open. Information and registration are here.



What A Year!

Science that's happening now!

What A Year! spends every day reading through scientific journals, conference programs and science websites to find the best breakthroughs on which to report.

Science is Everywhere!

Want to learn about a nano-tattoo that may someday replace repeated finger sticks for people with diabetes? Or why hibernating bears don't end up with fragile bones, the way hibernating people would? What A Year! awaits you on-line. Just click here.

What A Year! is free. You can also sign up to get our monthly e-mail announcement or get an RSS feed, or a Twitter feed.

Our archive has all the monthly What A Year! stories from the last seven school years. You can check it out and enjoy the ones you missed. Just click here.

Each month of the school year (September - June) you can learn about medical breakthroughs, what they might mean for future cures and treatments, and a little about the people who dedicate their lives to research.

What A Year! has sarted a new year of amazing discoveries.



World Veterinary Assocation Education Network


WVA EDucation Portal LogoThe World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) Education Network. The WVA network is the largest educational resource ever compiled for veterinary professionals. Leading experts from around the world, including faculty from top veterinary schools, are contributing to the network and veterinary professionals from every country are now able to benefit from the only global solution to their continuing professional development.


Check out all the resources here.



MSMR is a Partner in the APS Life Sciences

Teaching Resource Community

There are thousands of teaching resources for K - 16, grad school and medical school, ranging from individual images to entire syllabi. All are peer reviewed.



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