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The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has closed

Contributor: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS A news item in the Triangle Business
Journal announces that the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences has
closed. The article notes that a local health consulting company,
SciMetrika, has acquired the assets of one Hamner division, the
Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences (ICSS), and will "house" these in
ScitoVation, "a wholly [.]
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Annual BioPolicy Summit on Research Reproducibility in Washington, DC,
February 9th

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: GBSI Media Alert New
Reproducibility2020 initiative will provide framework for action On
Tuesday, February 9, at 12:00 noon EST, Global Biological Standards
Institute (GBSI) will host its 2016 BioPolicy Summit at the Newseum in
Washington, DC. The Summit welcomes premiere life science thought
leaders as speakers, panelists, and guests who will focus on [.]
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PCRM Job Opportunity: Director of Research Policy

Contributor: Ashley Felder, PCRM The Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine is looking for a director with a background in
medicine or the life sciences, a passion for animal welfare, and strong
leadership and communication skills. The Director of Research Policy
will develop and implement strategies to save human and animal lives by
replacing the use [.]
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AVON Breast Cancer Research Program

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Letters of Intent for research funding
through the AVON Breast Cancer Research Program are due January 7, 2016
for proposals to be submitted later in 2016 (by invitation only).
Research priorities Research questions [they] hope to answer to further
the development of breast cancer prevention strategies include, but are
not limited [.]
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NCATS News <http://alttox.org/ncats-news/>

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox The National Center for Advancing
Translational Sciences (NCATS) is one of 27 Institutes and Centers at
the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It was established in 2012 "to
transform the translational science process so that new treatments and
cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster"
(http://www.ncats.nih.gov/about/center). One of the [.]
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ICCVAM Webinar on Fundamentals of QSAR and Read-across

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM ICCVAM will present its second
Communities of Practice webinar on Jan. 26, 2016, from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
The webinar, on "Fundamentals of Using Quantitative Structure-Activity
Relationship Models and Read-across Techniques in Predictive
Toxicology," is being organized on behalf of ICCVAM by NICEATM and
hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National
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NICEATM Director Casey Recognized for Contributions to Animal Welfare

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM In a Dec. 14 announcement, the
Society of Toxicology (SOT) recognized NICEATM Director Warren Casey,
Ph.D., with the 2016 Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award. This award is
given for advancing toxicology through the development and application
of methods that replace, refine, or reduce the need for experimental
animals. In recognizing the [.]
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NICEATM and ICCVAM to Hold Forum at SOT

Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM NICEATM Director Warren Casey,
Ph.D. and ICCVAM Co-chair Anna Lowit, Ph.D. (U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency), will lead a discussion forum during the 2016 SOT
Annual Meeting. Casey and Lowit will begin the forum with summaries of
recent ICCVAM and NICEATM activities, focusing on efforts to reduce
animal use for acute systemic [.]
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Several updated citations in the latest "In the Spotlight" article

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox One of the organizations cited several
times in the AltTox article "Evidence-based in vitro drug development
tool qualified by the European Medicines Agency" updated their website
sometime after the article was written. This resulted in the loss or
renaming of several of the URLs cited in this article. These URLs have
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UK "roadmap" to wider use of non-animal technologies

Contributor: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS Six organizations, including NC3Rs,
have published a "roadmap" to facilitate the UK's development and
embrace of non-animal technologies, Advancing Predictive Biology. In a
recent blog post, NC3Rs Chief Executive Dr. Vicky Robinson provides
context to the project: The roadmap is part of a wider collaboration
between the six partners which has [.]
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