Summer Meeting August 8, 2018 hosted by Lincoln Memorial University.
“Embracing the 3R’s: Use of Models to train technical skills”. There will also be a tour of the newest veterinary school in the US.
May 31st is the deadline for applying to the Steve D. Belvins Travel Award for a trip to the National AALAS meeting.
The March issue of the Laboratory Animal Science Professional featured Vanderbilt’s Dr. Darbyshire on the cover. In addition the issues contained an article about electric eels authored by Dr. Darbyshire, Dr. Ken Salleng, and Dr. Patty Chen.
Several groups continue to send teams to assist and support in the clean-up and recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria.
After another extremely successful trip to Puerto Rico (see www.projectmonkeyisland.org<http://www.projectmonkeyisland.org>) to help revitalize Cayo Santiago and Punta Santiago (December 26, 2017 - January 4, 2018 and April 21-28, 2018), I am beginning the planning of the third 3Rs for the CPRC/Project Monkey Island/A New Dawn for Cayo Santiago trip, scheduled for June 29-July 8, 2018. I realize that this is a holiday period, and therefore, may be more difficult for some of you. However, this is a time that our Puerto Rican colleagues have indicated will work for them, which is a critical consideration. You don't have to stay for the whole period. So, before I go into more detail about the upcoming trip, please just email me back if there is at least a 50% chance that you are interested in participating. If there is at least a 50% chance, please also let me know whether there is a 75% chance or a 95% chance that you can go. This is how we did it the last couple of times and it worked out really well.
Please note that while the first two trips were successful and we accomplished a considerable number of things, there is still much, much more that needs to be done. We will continue to clean up Cayo Santiago and will hopefully begin building a few structures there (water collection systems, corrals, etc.) We will also continue work to repair the CPRC office and various houses, schools, and other structures in Punta Santiago. I have kept this email short. I can provide considerably more detail to those who request it. Thank you.
Contact Steven Schapiro if you are interested in helping!
Summer meeting planned for July 14th at The University of South Florida in Tampa
Pictures from the Spring 2018 meeting in Birmingham are now posted to the web page.
RTB Calendar of events:
May (date TBD): Homes for Animal Heroes 5K Dog Walk/ Run, Duke University
June 21st (Thursday): Trivia Night, NIEHS
September 26th (Wednesday): Golf Tournament, Mill Creek
October 28th– November 1st: National AALAS meeting, Baltimore, MD
December 6th (Thursday): Branch meeting, 3R’s, NCCU