Media Advisory

Monday, June 24, 2013

NIH decision on the implementation of the Institute of Medicine principles and criteria on the use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded research


NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will announce his decision on NIH’s implementation of the IOM principles and criteria. NIH leadership will be available to answer questions about this decision.


NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.; James Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives; Kathy Hudson, Ph.D., NIH Deputy Director of Science, Outreach, and Policy


Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 10:30 a.m. EDT


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