Abstract # 2099 Event # 36:

Scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2006 02:45 PM-05:30 PM: Session 4 (Regency East #1) Symposium


THE NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTERS: NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE

L. Williams
University of South Alabama, Department of Comparative Medicine, Mobile, AL 36688, USA
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     The National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) are a network of eight specialized facilities for nonhuman primates (NHP) research funded by grants through NCRR’s Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). The NPRCs are affiliated with academic institutions and are accessible to eligible investigators from around the world. Situated around the country, the centers provide a research environment, with a faculty of core scientists and primate specialists, to foster the development of NHP models of human health and disease for biomedical investigations. Emphasizing multidisciplinary research the centers use non-human primates’ close molecular, immunological, reproductive, and neurological relationship to humans in biomedical and behavioral studies related to major human diseases. During the symposium the Director of each center will be speaking about their unique contribution and research efforts.