Education & Outreach

Emory National Primate Research Center

The Emory 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 and welfare. We reach several thousand people each year via tours, career days, continuing education programs, science fairs and other educational and community outreach opportunities.

Topics our researchers can discuss range from Alzheimer's disease to Zika virus and include:

  • Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Drug Addiction
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB and Zika virus
  • Maternal/Infant Bonding
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Transplantation Medicine

For more information about a speaker or tour, please contact the EPC Public Affairs Department.

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*Due to health and safety concerns, we are unable to bring animals to schools or community events. Wild animals should never be handled without proper training.

Seven National Primate Research Centers

The seven National Primate Research Centers conduct and facilitate research to help people across generations and the world live longer, healthier lives. Visit NPRC and follow us @NPRCnews to learn more about our research and scientific advancements. For educational resources, visit NPRC Resources, which offers information from Americans for Medical Progress, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, the National Institutes of Health and more.

Educational Programs

  1. EPC Veterinary Student Educational Opportunities

    The Emory 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.

  2. EPC Comparative Pathology Externships

    The EPC Division of Pathology offers the Harold McClure Veterinary Pathology Extern Scholarship, a 4- to 10-week comparative pathology externship for students who are entering their 3rd or 4th year of study. The externship program is designed to provide exposure to all aspects of EPC nonhuman primate and rodent caseloads, including opportunities to perform necropsies and microscopic evaluations on nonhuman primates and rodents, rotate through EPC on-site histology and clinical pathology laboratories, and assume responsibility for histopathology on at least one case.

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

    Each year, curious SCIENCE writers 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.

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Dr. Rachelle Stammen