From Directors Corner

From Directors Corner

IPR Participation inthe National Research and Development Agenda: As a public institution, NMK-IPR is expected to play its rightful role of knowledge creation through research, and translation of research results into products and policies. As the second largest biomedical facility in the country (after KEMRI), and the only preclinical testing facility that has access to small and large animal models of human diseases in the country and region, we are uniquely suited to influence current and future medical practice, or the management and conservation of non-human primates, by generating research data that contributes to evidence-based policies and practice. So how is IPR contributing to the national research agenda in the country? We are represented and participate in many forums within and...

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Page5:Primate Workshop

The Primate Pathology Workshop hosted by the Institute of Primate Research (IPR) on 9th November 2011 went very well.It had 34 registrants from various parts practical demonstrations of laboratory techniques,postmortem work Each registrant Development) record for 2011. Refreshments and lunch were served out of doors under the trees in the setting of the Oloolua Forest.

There were displays of literature relating not only to the pathology of non-human primates but also to the health, welfare and conservation of these and other East African species.


JOHN E COOPER, DTVM,FRCPath,FSB,CBiol,FRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Pathology Diplomate,European College of Veterinary PathologistsEuropean Veterinary Specialist, Zoological Medicine Visiting Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,University of Nairobi, Kenya