For K-12 Teachers
Teachers, did you know that our partnering nonprofit biomedical research advocacy organizations have a wealth of teaching resources for you? If you are teaching or considering teaching about animal research in your classroom – the whys, hows, discoveries and ethics – and want to ensure that you present factual and balanced information, please contact the Foundation for Biomedical Research and the Americans for Medical Progress to find the right materials for your classroom needs. You can also find more videos below.
Visits to the WNPRC
Public outreach activities at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center include hosting school visits, providing guest speakers and participating in state and national science outreach festivals.
The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center welcomes visitors to its Marmoset Learning Lobby 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday and two Saturday afternoons per year for UW-Madison Science Expeditions in the spring and the Wisconsin Science Festival in the fall.
Please contact UW-Madison Campus Visit Program to schedule your group’s visit to the Primate Center and other UW-Madison venues.
To learn more about our research and animal care and visiting the center, you may also email Jordana Lenon or call 608-263-7024.
Our lobby entrance is located on Capitol Court, three blocks south of the Discovery Building and Union South on Orchard St., and one block south of the Geology Museum on Charter St. The entrance is the double blue doors closest to the Capitol and Coyne Court intersections.
We also conduct outreach programs in partnership with the Biotechnology Center, the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and other campus entities. (Contact us for classroom stem cell teaching resources!)
Thanks to an increasing group of dedicated scientists, staff members and students, our outreach activities have reached more than 55,000 individuals from Wisconsin and beyond since 2010. Thank you to our many diverse audiences –we appreciate your interest!
- In this Aug. 22, 2017, video, Jill Herrig, an animal research technician at the WNRPC, along with video journalist Tyler Ensrude from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville show us what it’s like to train for and work with laboratory nonhuman primates at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center.
- Common Marmosets at the WNPRC: Learn about the members of a common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) family and watch how they rear their infants. (No sound, with captions, 7 minutes, 2013.)
- WNPRC Animal Care, Housing and Enrichment: No sound, some captions, 4 minutes, 2014. (Available without captions for the news media.)
- Growing stem cells in the lab: Stem cell culture techniques in a UW-Madison lab (general audience, 9 minutes, 2013). See also, A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story and contact us for stem cell classroom resources!
- Are we smarter than monkeys? Primate research and outreach at a glance: UW-Madison journalism student’s Fall 2012 video project.
- In Depth at Ten – Monkeys and Medicine: Channel3000.com news series in 2010 about WNPRC research, ethics and animal care.
- Go behind the scenes at the WNPRC and other research facilities and Come See Our World!
- Contact Jordana Lenon or call 608-263-7024 if you are looking for images for scientific journal articles, talks, textbooks or if you are a member of the professional news media.
For the latest advances in clinical trials and therapies, please talk to your doctor.
You can also contact a patient advocacy group or visit any of the following websites for more information on clinical research before talking to your doctor:
- UW Health Research: Information on ongoing clinical trials at UW-Madison.
- CenterWatch: Thousands of industry-sponsored clinical trials are actively recruiting patients. You can search for clinical trials by medical condition, therapeutic area and location.
- ClinicalTrials.gov: a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
How to search clinicaltrials.gov:
Step 1: Enter a term or phrase in the main search field, such as the name of a disease, disorder or injury (e.g., Parkinson’s, heart disease, diabetes, HIV, osteoarthritis, lymphoma, spinal cord injury, polycystic ovary syndrome, lupus).
Step 2: Click the blue “On a Map” tab to locate trials.
Step 3: Talk to your doctor about any clinical trials of interest.