2017 Charles River Laboratories Excellence in Refinement Award

2017 Charles River Laboratories Excellence in Refinement Award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Charles River Laboratories Excellence in Refinement Award, sponsored by Charles River’s Commitment to Humane Animal Research Through Excellence and Responsibility (CHARTER) Program, in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). This award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development, promotion and/or implementation of refinement alternatives. This award is based on the conviction that the humane care of laboratory animals is both a moral imperative and a scientific necessity. The Award will be presented at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Seattle, Washington.

The Award includes $5,000 to further the recipient's scientific endeavors and complimentary registration and travel support to Seattle, WA.

Nominations should be sent by letter directly to jderita1@jhu.edu. In addition to a curriculum vitae with bibliography, please also provide in your cover letter a brief sketch of the nominee's professional background and a statement pertaining to the individual's qualifications for the award.

Submission of individuals should include the CV and a covering letter supporting your nomination of the potential recipient. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2017.