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ICCVAM Elects Co-chairs

At its January 24 meeting, ICCVAM elected Anna Lowit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Emily Reinke, Department of Defense, to serve two-year terms as co-chairs of ICCVAM. Lowit is a senior science advisor in the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs. She has been a member of ICCVAM since 2011 and has served as an […]
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U.S. Strategic Roadmap Published

ICCVAM has coordinated the development of “A Strategic Roadmap for Establishing New Approaches to Evaluate the Safety of Chemicals and Medical Products in the United States.” It describes a framework for safety testing that will provide more human-relevant toxicology data while reducing the use of animals. Prepared with support from NICEATM, it was published January […]
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Feb. 8 Webinar to Introduce New Funding Opportunity from Human Biomolecular Atlas Program

The NIH Common Fund Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP) (https://commonfund.nih.gov/hubmap) aims to develop a framework for functional mapping the human body with cellular resolution to enhance our understanding of cellular organization-function. HuBMAP will accelerate the development of the next generation of tools and techniques to generate 3D tissue maps using validated high-content, high-throughput imaging and […]
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GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE USE OF ANIMALS IN SCIENCE

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is now accepting pre-proposal applications for 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowships. Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM CST on Monday, April 30, 2018. IFER Graduate Fellowships are one-year grants of up to $12,500 for projects that support the development, acceptance and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance […]
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop on “Informing Environmental Health Decisions Through Data Integration ” Begins on February 20

Integrating large quantities of data from multiple, disparate sources can create new opportunities to understand complex environmental health questions. However, combining new types and larger quantities of data to inform a specific decision presents many new challenges. For example, investigators must develop methods to reliably integrate data from designed experiments with data re-purposed from other uses, […]
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Registration and Abstract Submission Open for Meeting on High Throughput Screening and Environmental Risk Assessment

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will hold a meeting on High Throughput Screening and Environmental Risk Assessment, State of the Science and Emerging Applications on April 16-18 at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. This meeting will provide environmental toxicologists and risk assessors with an introduction to high throughput data and […]
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REACHing for Alternatives to Animal Testing

A New Webinar Series on Modern Testing Strategies for REACH The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., an organisation that promotes reliable and relevant regulatory testing approaches that protect human health and the environment while eliminating the use of animals, and Chemical Watch, the leading global regulatory news and information service for the chemical industry, have […]
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USDA Issues Updated Guidance on Vaccine Testing Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics recently added Veterinary Services (VS) Memorandum 800.116 Target Animal Safety Testing Exemption to its website. View all VS Memoranda VS Memorandum No. 800.116, signed in August 2017, replaces an earlier version issued in July 2013. The memorandum provides guidance to licensed firms on requesting an […]
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NIH Human BioMolecular Atlas Program: 2 funding opportunities and Jan. 11 webinar

“In organisms consisting of multiple cell types, diverse cells with different functions and structures develop as we grow and age. The organization and variability of these cells have a profound impact on the function of different tissues, process of aging, and emergence of diseases and conditions. Recently developed technologies are allowing researchers to explore cells […]
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