News and Events

ORIP Strategic Plan 2016-2020

May 3, 2016

The ORIP Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 has been approved for public release.  The plan is the result of the efforts of ORIP staff, their NIH colleagues, and extramural scientists representing well over three dozen universities and research institutions.

Closure of the New England National Primate Research Center

June 11, 2015

On May 31, 2015 Harvard Medical School (HMS) officially closed the New England National Primate Research Center, which had been funded by the NIH for five decades.  The HMS statement, entitled “Legacy Continues as Center Closes” is at http://hms.harvard.edu/news/legacy-continues-center-closes.

NPRC Research and Capabilities Website

September 2014

The NEW NPRC Research and Capabilities Website (http://nprcresearch.org/) provides investigators, collaborators and program managers with a comprehensive resource to facilitate innovative research with nonhuman primates. Detailed information is provided regarding specific areas of research, support capabilities, and publications for each NPRC.  ORIP strongly encourages consultation with any of these Centers to discuss particular areas of interest. 

13th Annual Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium "Comparative Medicine: Meeting Global Needs"

August 1-4, 2013

Over 600 participants attended the 13th annual Merial‐NIH Symposium at the Kellogg Center, East Lansing, Michigan, hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Over 435 veterinary students from 36 veterinary schools, including 27 from US institutions, three from Canada, two from the Caribbean, three from France, and one from Holland, were represented at the symposium as well as veterinary students training at NCI, NIH. Other participants included University Program Directors as well as representatives from the NIH, Merial, Burroughs Wellcome, the Association of American Veterinary Colleges, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Students attending the symposium included veterinary students participating in the summer research program, DVM/PhD students and postdoctoral veterinarians in research training programs. The over‐riding theme of the symposium was “Comparative Medicine: Meeting Global Needs”.

Platyfish Genome Deciphered, Offers Potential Model for Cancer Research

April 1, 2013

A research team including a faculty member from Texas State University has published the sequence and analysis of the platyfish genome in the current issue of the British science journalNature Genetics. The work represents the first genome sequence of a poeciliid fish and provides a potential model for cancer research as well as insights into evolutionary adaptation in this freshwater fish.

Dr. Franziska B. Grieder appointed as Director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs at NIH

January 15, 2013

The National Institutes of Health announced today the appointment of Franziska B. Grieder, D.V.M., Ph.D., as director of the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives. Dr. Grieder’s appointment was effective Jan. 13, 2013. Dr. Grieder has been serving as ORIP Acting Director since July 2012. Prior to her tenure as acting director, Dr. Grieder served as the director of the Division of Comparative Medicine for eight years at the former NIH National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).

Oregon Health & Science University Wins Breakthrough Stem-Cell Patent; Ethics of Cloning Debated

November 2, 2011

The Oregonian
NCRR Support: Oregon National Primate Research Center

NIH Awards $34 Million to Baylor College of Medicine for Knockout Mouse Project

September 29, 2011

Baylor College of Medicine
NCRR Support: Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP)

NIH to Make a Mightier Mouse Resource for Understanding Disease

September 29, 2011

National Human Genome Research Institute
Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) awards to Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; University of California, Davis; and The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine

New Targets for Control of HIV Are Predicted Using a Novel Computational Analysis

September 23, 2011

Virginia Tech
NCRR Support: Washington National Primate Research Center

New Human Protein Targets for the Control of HIV Are Predicted Using Computational Analysis

September 22, 2011

EurekAlert!/Public Library of Science
NCRR Support: Washington National Primate Research Center

Chimpanzees Are Spontaneously Generous After All

August 8, 2011

Emory University
NCRR Support: Yerkes National Primate Research Center 

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