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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
23rd Annual Student Competition results
On-line IACUC training
Your MSMR Workshop Planning Guide

The Award-Winning What A Year! Program for Students


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


23rd Annual Student Competition

Winners Announced

Congratulations to these winners of the Competition, who received their arwards at the MSMR Annual Meeting of Members on June 20th.


First Place: Juliana West, poster Terpenes in Cow Milk


Second Place: David Brodsky & Gabriel DeSantis, website Reversing Blindness


Third Place (tie): Colleen Castellani, essay Fighting Infections that Fight Back


Third Place (tie): Jasmine Nutakki, essay Taste the Peanuts


Honorable Mention: Shayna Gitter, poster Scientists Create False Memories in Mice

Honorable Mention: Alexis Cushman, poster Head and Heart Health


Honorable Mention: Rishi Makkar & Andrew Huang, website Oral Immunotherapy for Egg Allergies in Children

Honorable Mention: Swathya Koukuntla, essay Tumor Trap: the Trials and Tribulations of Reducing Tumor Size




The Meleagris gallopavo, also known as the turkey, and humans share many of the same symptoms of cardiomyopathy [By Riki7 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons].curiousYOUNGwriters is hosted by States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) of whihc MSMR is a founding member. cYw provides a platform for publishing student writing that describes a nontraditional animal model and its role in advancing understanding of a specific disease, disorder, or medical condition. Each juried entry is authored by a pre-collegiate student who researches and writes about uncommon animals that are helping researchers find better answers to some age-old health questions. Check out all  the stories at curiousYoungwriters.



Your 2014-2015 MSMR Workshop and 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.


Topic Location

Big Data and the IRB - Produced by Quorum Review IRB and co-sponsored by MSMR and the Boston University School of Medicine. More information is here. Agenda is here.

Registration is here.

Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Biomedical Research Day - honoring the men and women who dedicate their lives and careers to bioemedical research Boston, MA
Research Animal Law - part of the year-long SUBR series. Details to follow. Boston, MA
3 I's Conference (IACUCs, IBCs and IRBs) Raleigh, NC
7th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium Newton, MA
3 R's Sharing Conference Boston, MA
MSMR Annual Meeting of Members Cambridge, MA
IACUCs and IBCs - Frameworks for Compllance Members host
Special On-line Training for IACUC Members Virtual
Other programs coming: including a new webinar for principal investigators  



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.

Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians successfully completing all course requirements are eligible for RACE-approved credit hours. To learn more, call the MSMR office.

The next session begins in September. If you'd like to be put on the early-notification list for the next session, please send a note.



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! is on its summer break right now, but will be back in Septembr to start a new year of amazing discoveries.


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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