2013 AMP Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach

Today's guest post is from Elizabeth Reitz, who is the program director for Americans for Medical Progress. They are now starting their 2013 Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach - a great program which played a huge part in starting Speaking of Research in 2008. Please share this with friends and colleagues. Americans for … Continue reading 2013 AMP Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach

Help Defend Research: Apply for the Michael D Hayre Fellowship

Our colleagues at Americans for Medical Progress are taking applications for the Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach. In 2008 I became the Inaugural Fellow, using the opportunity advance public understanding of medical research through Speaking of Research (which was joinly supported by AMP and Pro-Test). I would recommend anyone interested in defending lifesaving … Continue reading Help Defend Research: Apply for the Michael D Hayre Fellowship

Microbicide gel cuts HIV infection rates…thank the monkeys!

There was exciting news on Monday when it was announced at an international AIDS conference in Vienna that microbicide gel had dramatically reduced the transmission of HIV in a Phase 2 clinical trial involving 889 women in South Africa.  If confirmed by  larger phase 3 trials this gel will offer millions of women a way … Continue reading Microbicide gel cuts HIV infection rates…thank the monkeys!

Three Young Advocates Step Up

Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) decided to fund three new Hayre fellows on two Hayre Fellowships. This is a fantastic chance for three students to stand up and motivate the people in their community and beyond. AMP created the Fellowship in honor of its late Chairman, Michael D. Hayre, DVM.  Its aim is to foster … Continue reading Three Young Advocates Step Up

Promote Advocacy – Support a Hayre Fellow

In March 2008 I travelled to the US as the inaugural Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Outreach. Through this opportunity I founded Speaking of Research and worked to improve the public's understanding in public outreach. This year the new Hayre Fellow(s) will be able to try their hand at making a difference both nationally … Continue reading Promote Advocacy – Support a Hayre Fellow

Hayre Fellowship Deadline Extended – Will You Support Research?

There are many ways you can support lifesaving research. You could sign the Pro-Test Petition, you could join the SR Facebook group, or you could get out there and start something yourself! UCLA scientists and students stood up for research, why don't you! Due to the UCLA Pro-Test march Americans for Medical Progress decided to … Continue reading Hayre Fellowship Deadline Extended – Will You Support Research?

Help Defend Animal Research – AMP offers $5,000 Fellowships

Americans for Medical Progress are accepting applications for new Michael D. Hayre Fellows in Public Outreach. The program is aimed at students and young adults (18-30)  who feel that they can help improve the public understanding of animal research. Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 stipend, as well as the full support of both Americans … Continue reading Help Defend Animal Research – AMP offers $5,000 Fellowships