Media Advisory

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NIH plans to relocate its chimpanzees from New Iberia to the Federal Sanctuary System


NIH leadership will be available to answer questions from reporters about today’s announcement on plans to relocate its chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center to the Federal Sanctuary System


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


11:00-11:30 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012


Reporters should call: 888-324-0789 and enter passcode: 6377900

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For those unable to participate, an audio file will be available upon request.

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