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The blog captures the challenges facing NIH funding, and advocates for a sustainable approach to funding biomedical research as Chapman recaps a lecture by President Young of the University of Washington, Senator Patty Murray, and NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins. 

Wroblewski reflects on conversations about traumatic brain injury emergency research under Exception from Informed Consent. 

McKenna Princing shares a personal story about a traumatic brain injury patient thoughts on NWABR's Community Conversation.

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Be a Mentor 
2015 15th Annual Student Bio Expo Wants YOU

Students and teachers are excitedly preparing for the 2015 Student Bio Expo and for the opportunity to be paired with a mentor from the scientific community like you. Sign Up to Be a Mentor

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
kindly hosted by Shoreline Community College

Support Student Learning


We are now enrolling mentors to support the 2015 Student Bio Expo. If you are a scientific professional and interested in mentoring a student and giving back to your community,  please sign up here


You can mentor, judge, or serve on the Expo Volunteer Committee - so many volunteer opportunities are available. Interested? Contact Janis.





Janis Wignall, Bio Expo and Tech Manager 


Phone: (206) 957-9333

2015 February IACUC Open to Sponsors! 
 16th Annual Conference - Seattle
Bell Harbor Conference Center - Monday, February 23, 2015

Professional education is at the heart of NWABR programming as we prepare for the 2015 Institutional Care and Use Committee Conference, and sponsors help us keep costs low and quality high. The season is upon us to secure funding for this vital program. Want to get your product in front of decision-makers?  Sponsor packages are available - let us customize a way to support your business.

MANY THANKS to the incredible sponsor team that continues to support this legacy program. 

Who will be attending? Last year NWABR served 135 attendees from over 40 institutions in the Pacific Northwest including: New and Experienced IACUC members and administrative personnel, lab animal vets and staff and researchers.  Join us for problem-solving, scenario-based sessions, regulation overview, protocol review, program / facility review, and Q&A with regulatory officials.  Gather for a day of informational presentations, interactive small group discussion and productive networking.  

Returning Sponsors ask about special rates. 




Janine Kennedy, Conferences 


Phone: (206) 409-1202

Please Join Us for the 2014 Portland Series Launch with:
 What can your genes tell you?   

Value, validity and implications of direct to consumer genetic testing for personal health data. Co-facilitated by Summer Cox, MPH and Shaban Demirel, PhD.

Please join NWABR for a Community Conversation 

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 
5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 


Jennifer Wroblewski, Public Engagement Manager
Phone: 206-957-3337


July 6th, 2015 - August 22nd, 2015 



Do YOU know a young scientist?  

A successful 2014 camp series means we're doing it again! 


NWABR invites you to "A fun filled summer camp with hands on biomedical experiments and advanced learning opportunities."  Students engage in hands on learning exercises, explore ethical questions, and learn about career opportunities related to biomedical science.  Camp BIOmed emphasizes ethics, presentation skills, and biomedical research techniques.



Speakers Bureau Launches 2014 - 2015 Season

Serving the community for more than 25 years, NWABR is proud to offer another season of equipping and placing well-qualified speakers from a variety of biomedical disciplines.

Request a Speaker
We need you to request speakers for your scouting troop, book club, child's PTA, Science Night, classroom, rotary and professional development events. If you enjoy speaking with the public, we need you to volunteer for the Speakers Bureau. Either way, the Bureau's success depends on you! Learn More


One - on - One Speaker Training

Remember that NWABR offers one-on-one speaker training, has an online toolkit for "Translating Your Research" in public settings, and offers occasional group training. Learn More 





Jen Wroblewski, Public Engagement Manager


Phone: 206-957-3337




Save the Date for These Upcoming NWABR Events!SavetheDate

Community Conversations and Public Events

What can your genes tell you?
October, 21st, 2014 (Portland), Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, email

Annual Gala at the Museum of History and Industry
June 19th, 2015 (Seattle), Museum of History and Industry, email

Professional Conferences

Security and Crisis Communication Conference
Invitation Only: Contact Troy Chapman, email

Seattle 2015 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference (IACUC) Bell Harbor. Annual sponsorships now available a  . More Details at

Seattle 2015 Institutional Review Board Conference (IRB)
July 23rd, 2015, Bell Harbor, email Janine at

Student Programs
Student Bio Expo
May 27th, 2015, Shoreline Community College, email

Middle School Student Essay Competition 
Biomedical Breakthroughs and My Life
June, 2015 (Date TBA), email

We hope to see you at these and other NWABR events
The Malaria Clinical Trials Center is looking for healthy volunteers to take part in malaria clinical research studies

SBRI Malaria Clinical Trial Logo

Malaria is a deadly disease that affects about 200 million people every year. We are working towards preventing and limiting malaria disease and deaths.


You may be eligible to participate if you


    • Are a healthy male or non-pregnant female between the ages of 18-50
    • Have reliable access to the site and availability to participate for 4 to 12 months
    • Have no history of being previously diagnosed with malaria. 
Volunteers will be compensated for time and travel  

Malaria Clinical Trial Center
Phone: 206-256-7101

8th Annual Life Science Research Weekend
Experience the Fun of Scientific Discovery

Logo for Life Sciences Research Weekend

Join the Life Science Research Community for three days of engaging, 
hands-on science for all ages. Friday, November 9th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and 
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

 Interested in hosting an activity table?
Contact: Reitha Weeks, LSRW Program Lead

View more information or a list of companies that have confirmed their participation.

FREE with Pacific Science Center General Admission

Life Sciences Discovery Fund Makes $750,000 in Proof of Concept Grants to Commercialize Promising Technologies 

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Feel free to submit your job postings to NWABR. 
Send an email to with a PDF of the job description.

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering for NWABR? Contact us by emailing

For general inquiries email
Ken Gordon, Executive Director
Troy Chapman, Membership, Communication, and Development Manager
Janis Wignall, Bio Expo and Tech Manager
Jennifer Wroblewski, Public Engagement Manager
Virginia Carhart, Accountant
Janine Kennedy, Conferences
Delia Pinto-Santini, Essay Contest Lead
2633 Eastlake Avenue East, Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98102

 Promoting the public's trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct for 25 years.


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