For a Remembrance of Dr. Leslie Nader, go here.
Biomedical Research Day Honors, October 21
Every year on October 21st, MSMR and its members and friends celebrate Biomedical Research Day - we honor all those who dedicate their talents and the careers to deeper understanding of living systems and the development of medicines and devices to prevent, treat and cure diseases.
The Massachusetts Legislature created Massachusetts Biomedical Research Day in 2006, we also have a luncheon event to honor four outstanding contributors - an educator, an investigator, a business leader and a government leader - for furthering biomedical research in the Commonwealth.
MSMR's 60th Anniversary
From Lab to Lifesaving
On September 26th MSMR celebrated its Sixtieth Anniversary with a gala reception and dinner at The State Room, 33 floors above Boston.
It was the event of the season. After an elegant reception, keynote speaker Dr. Craig Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School encouraged us all to look deepy at creatures that eat dirt - C. elegans and quahogs, for example - if we want to learn about immortal processes. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner from the State Room's award-winning chefs, and danced to the moving rhythms of Night Shift.
Want to see some 60th Anniversary photos: MSMR members - log in at For Members, go to "Annual Meetings" and click the special link for our 60th Anniversary Celebration. Want to see all the photos and order some for your scrapbook? Click on the David Fox, Photographer link.
A Career in Laboratory Animal Science?
Laboratory animal science is a growing field. Skilled professionals work in research facilities at hospitals, colleges and universities, research institutes, biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, government agencies, veterinary and medical schools, and contract research organizations.
Click here for our brochure about careers in laboratory animal science.
And for many more details, visit our active map for high schools and colleges and find detailed information on their programs, certificates and degrees. Click here to get to MSMR's web section titled Educational Programs for Laboratory Animal Science.
Your 2014 MSMR Workshop Planning Guide
MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. Check here for greater detail about each program three months before the scheduled date.
||Watch this space for our 2014 schedule, including Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium (and poster competition); IACUCs and IBCs: ABCs; Security and Biosecurity; Law; and The 3 I's.
||6th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium. Free to MSMR members. Save the date. More information to come.
||Boston Marriott Newton
Special On-Line Training for
IACUC Community Members
MSMR offers our exclusive On-LineTraining Program for IACUC Community 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 current session began on October 11. It is filled. To be placed on the early notification list for a subsequent session, send us an email, 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.
To see what What A Year! has in store for this year, click here.