Biomedical Research Awareness Day

Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD) was developed by Dr. Logan France through the Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach.  It is an initiative committed to educating students and the public on the importance of biomedical research and the humane use of animals. BRAD is held every year on the 3rd Thursday in April. Veterinary schools, medical schools, research institutions, and others around the world will be participating and celebrating at their respective institutions. Check out the BRAD website for more details, information and to register.

What? A day to honor, raise awareness of, and pledge support for animals needed for biomedical research.

When?  Every year on the 3rd Thursday in April

Where?  Veterinary, medical, and elementary schools, research institutions, companies, associations, veterinary hospitals, and more around the world.

Why? To educate people about the vital role animals play in the development of new treatments and cures for people and animals, highlight careers in biomedical research, and promote support for the compassionate care of animals needed for research.

How?  Your institution can collaborate with Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) to tailor the event to your audience. The day (or several days!) can be as simple as a table with information on animals in biomedical research or full of activities, seminars, and tours. You can even move the date to work around activities happening at your institution. This is YOUR event and AMP is here to support you with planning, materials, and any other logistics.

Join us in celebration by hosting your own BRAD event and receive a box of goodies and engaging educational materials!

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Want to do more? Check out the ACNP/AMP BRAD Fellowship or reach out to us at to learn about other opportunities.