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Jan 28, 2014 4:00 PM UTCThe Humane Society of the United States Solicits Nominations for the 2014 Russell and Burch Award

The Russell and Burch Award is presented to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research (including biomedical), testing, or higher education. Alternative methods—also known as the Three Rs—are methods that can replace or reduce the use of animals, or refine procedures so that animals experience less pain or suffering.

The award is named in honor of William Russell and Rex Burch, the scientists who formulated the Three Rs approach of replacement, reduction, and refinement. The Award is a means of recognizing the important role that scientists play in limiting the use and suffering of animals in laboratories.

Please visit: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/biomedical_research/facts/russell-burch-award.html for more information about the nominations process and timeline.