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Education & Outreach

For more information about the seven

National Primate Research Centers,

visit NPRC.org and follow us @NPRCnews!

 

NPRCs Offer Educational Resources

The Educators and Learners section at NPRC.org/resources offers links to more than 40 resources, including information from Americans for Medical Progress, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Society for Neuroscience. 

 

Yerkes Educational and Community Outreach

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The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is committed to sharing information about our research center, our scientific advancements to improve human and animal health worldwide, and our commitment to animal care.

If you are interested in scheduling an online presentation for your next class, career day, science fair, meeting, event or other, please contact the Yerkes Public Affairs Department

Topics our researchers can discuss include:

  • Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Drug Addiction
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Diseases, including HIV/AIDS and TB
  • Maternal/Infant Bonding
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Transplantation Medicine
Don't see a topic of interest to you? Ask Us!

 

More Educational Resources

More educational resources are here.  

 

Educational Programs

Yerkes Veterinary Student Educational Opportunities

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Division of Animal Resources offers two veterinary student educational opportunities: a summer internship for 2nd and 3rd year students, and an externship for 3rd and 4th year students. The programs are designed to allow veterinary medical students the opportunity to experience the multifaceted field of Laboratory Animal Medicine as specifically relating to nonhuman primates. To learn more, click on the link above or in the page navigator to the left.

Yerkes Comparative Pathology Externships

Yerkes' Division of Pathology offers two types of Comparative Pathology externships to veterinary students entering their 3rd or 4th year. These externships last between two and 10 weeks. Both externship programs are designed to provide exposure to all aspects of Yerkes' nonhuman primate and rodent caseloads, including opportunities to perform necropsies and microscopic evaluations on nonhuman primates and rodents, rotate through Yerkes' on-site histology and clinical pathology laboratories, and assume responsibility for histopathology on at least one case. 

Curious Science Writers (a program of Americans for Medical Progress)

Each year, curiousSCIENCEwriters selects a group of high school students through a highly competitive application process to participate in an intensive extracurricular training program. Key elements include mentoring by scientists and science communications professionals through remote and onsite sessions. This collaborative process, which includes student writers, editors, and graphic designers, results in credible, engaging science stories that the students help disseminate through a variety of traditional and trending media outlets.

Georgia State University, The Neuroscience School: Short Courses for High School Students

Sponsored by The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, The Neuroscience School at Georgia State University (GSU) offers short courses in the summer for any high school students who enjoy science. These engaging courses are taught by award-winning neuroscience and psychology professors, all of whom hold interest and scholarly expertise in science education research and programming.