Research Saving People,
Research Saving Animals

Laurie Goodchild
The Research Institute
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Helen O'Meara
Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Raise the topic of the use of animals in biomedical research and you may elicit responses that range from curiosity and support to skepticism and criticism.

  • Why are animals used as models for biomedical research?
  • Are there really benefits to humans and animals?
  • What regulatory requirements have to be followed to perform research with animals?
  • Who takes care of the animals and how are they used as models?
These and more questions will be answered at the June 7th Science Café. Ms. Helen O'Meara from The Ohio State University and Dr. Laurie Goodchild from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital are members of the Ohio biomedical support organization OSERA (Ohio Scientific Education and Research Association) and will be your speakers for the evening.

Here is an audio recording of this science cafe in mp3 format.