MEMBERS NAMED TO IOM COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS THE NEED FOR CHIMPANZEES IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH Created by on 05/17/2011
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the names of those who will make up the committee to study the current and future need of chimpanzees in biomedical and behavior research. Dr. John D. Stobo, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Services for the University of California, will serve as committee chair. Other members of the committee are John Bartlett, H. Russell Bernard, Floyd Bloom, Warner Greene, Diane Griffin, Ed Harlow, Jeffrey Kahn, Jay Kaplan, Margaret Landi, Alan Leshner, Leticia Medina, Frederick Murphy, Robert Sapolsky, and Sharon Terry. Drs. Bartlett, Bloom, Green, Griffin, and Ms. Terry are constituents of one or more FASEB societies.
Shortly after the committee membership was announced, IOM invited FASEB to speak at the first of its three scheduled meetings. Dr. Kevin Kregel, Professor of Integrative Physiology and Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa and FASEB Animals in Research and Education Issues Subcommittee chair, will represent FASEB during the panel discussion. Dr. Kregel has led FASEB’s efforts to educate the public and policy makers about the contribution animals make to biomedical research. He will be joined by John Pippin of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Jarrod Bailey from the New England Anti-Vivisection Society. Panel members will deliver ten minutes of prepared remarks followed by 30 minutes of questions from the IOM committee during the public portion of the May 26, 2011 meeting.