After a summer of program reviews NWABR has decided to refresh and realign some of our education and community outreach programs to more closely reflect NWABR's mission.
NWABR's mission is to promote the public's trust in biomedical research, and its ethical conduct.
This realignment means that NWABR will no longer be offering the following three programs:
- the Student BioExpo,
- the Middle School Essay, Poster and Video Contest, and
- the Community Conversation Series.
As these programs close we want to acknowledge our thanks to the thousands of students, teachers, mentors, judges, speakers, volunteers, funders, and donors who have participated in and also helped to provide these programs.
While these three programs are ending NWABR is still committed to finding ways to work with students and the public to better understand biomedical research, the research process and the ethical underpinnings of the same. This revamped communication role is essential component of building public trust in biomedical research.
There is also a chance that another agency will take over the Student BioExpo program and we will let our stakeholders know about this, one way or the other, once confirmed.
Over the next few weeks and months we will be undertaking a needs assessment in order to seek your input into how we can all work together to build public trust.
As part of the needs assessment process we will soon be seeking your input. Please keep a look out - for opportunities to both comment on and help shape this new approach!
We understand that many of you will have questions and concerns about these changes. We want to hear from you and you can either contact
, our Executive Director, or
, our Public Engagement Manager, both at 206-957-3337. You can also email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen at email@example.com.