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Yerkes Director, Dr. Stuart Zola, presents to National Advisory Research Resources Council

February 25, 2008

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Yerkes director, Stuart Zola, PhD, presented to the National Advisory Research Resources Council meeting on January 30, 2008. The meeting included presentations about research conducted at the National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) and challenges and opportunities related to the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program.

Four of the NPRC Directors, including Dr. Zola, highlighted the wide range of research, directed towards both infectious and noninfectious diseases, that is being conducted at their Centers.

Please click here to link to the presentation. Dr. Zola begins speaking approximately one hour and twenty minutes into the presentation.

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