Medical Research Modernization Committee Records 1986-2000

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MC 00632

This collection contains newsletters, articles, and publications from the Medical Research Modernization Committee. It includes a few other item as well, such as a certificate of incorporation, correspondence and testimonies. Materials range in date from 1986 to 2000.

The Medical Research Modernization Committee describes itself as "a national health advocacy group composed of physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who evaluate the benefits, risks and costs of different health care and medical research methods and technologies."

Biographical/historical note

The Medical Research Modernization Committee describes itself as "a national health advocacy group composed of physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who evaluate the benefits, risks and costs of different health care and medical research methods and technologies."

Scope/content

This collection contains newsletters, articles, and publications from the Medical Research Modernization Committee. It includes a few other item as well, such as a certificate of incorporation, correspondence and testimonies. Materials range in date from 1986 to 2000.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 3 series: 1) Correspondence 2) Articles and Publications and 3) MRMC Newsletters. Folders are arranged chronologically.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Medical Research Modernization Committee Records, MC 00632, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Stephen R. Kaufman, 2017 (Accession 2017.0258 and 2017.0266)

Processing information

Processed by: Gwynn Thayer, October 2018; machine-readable finding aid created by: Gwynn Thayer, October 2018.

Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Correspondence 1986-1994

This series contains correspondence ranging in date from 1986 to 1994.

Certificate of Incorporation 1986
Box 1, Folder 1
Testimony of Murry J. Cohen, M.D. of the Medical Research Modernization Committee Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on HUD-Independent Agencies April 30, 1986
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence Between Murry J. Cohen and Peter J. Gerone, Director of the Delta Regional Primate Research Center, Tulane University 1986, 1994
Box 1, Folder 3
Statement of Dr. Murry Cohen on Behalf of the Medical Research Modernization Committee Before the Senate Committee on Appropriations; Sub-committee on Labor-HHS-Education Concerning FY 1988 Appropriations for the National Institute of Health 1988
Box 1, Folder 4
Statement of Murry J. Cohen, M.D., delivered at the April 25, 1990 press conference of the Coalition to Update Research and Education (CURE) April 25, 1990
Box 1, Folder 5
Testimony of Murry J. Cohen, M.D., on the funding of animal addiction experiments by NIH, NIMH, and NIDA to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies April-May 1991
Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence between Stephen R. Kaufman, Chair, Medical Research Modernization Committee and Mary Anne Gardineer, Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs, Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research July 12, 1993
Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence between Murry J. Cohen and Robert J. Glaser, Editor of "The Pharos" September 1996
Box 1, Folder 8
Correspondence between Murry J. Cohen and the Committee Against Government Waste May 1997
Box 1, Folder 9
Email correspondence between Stephen Kaufman and Alix [Unknown], and Letters to the Editor regarding a February 1997 "Scientific American" article by Kaufman June 1997
Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence between Murry J. Cohen and Andrew Janssen, Dane County Supervisor, Madison, Wisconsin 1998
Box 1, Folder 11
MRMC Bylaws undated
Box 1, Folder 12
Letter to Dr. Deepak Chopra regarding the book "Quantum Healing" undated
Box 1, Folder 13
Articles and Publications 1986-1995

This series contains articles and publications related to the Medical Research Modernization Committee's work researching animal experimentation. Materials range in date from 1986 to 1995.

Presentation to the Committee on the Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavior Research on the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences February 24, 1986
Box 1, Folder 14
Position Paper on the Use of Nonhuman Animals in Elementary or Secondary Schools for the Use of Experimentation, Pedagogic Demonstration, or Testing December 1987
Box 1, Folder 15
Position Statement: The Utilzation of Basic Science Animal Laboratories in Undergraduate Medical Training by the Albany Medical College August 27, 1991
Box 1, Folder 16
Critique of Drug Self-Administration by Inhalation/Inhalant- Aerosol Behavioral Pharmacology Experiments in Nonhuman Animals at New York University April 24, 1995
Box 1, Folder 17
Critique of Brain Research at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center undated
Box 1, Folder 18
Evaluation of "Anxiolytic Effects of Benzodiazepine Receptor Ligands (Squirrel Monkeys)" undated
Box 1, Folder 19
Evaluation of "Regulation of food intake, energy balance and fat storage in 'S. crassicaudata' (Fat-tailed Dunnart)" undated
Box 1, Folder 20
Update on Money Models in AIDS Research by Murry Cohen and Nir Shalev undated
Box 1, Folder 21
Critique of Maternal Deprivation Experiments at the University of Colorado undated
Box 1, Folder 22
A Critique of the Use of Maternally Deprived Monkeys to Study Alcohol Abuse undated
Box 1, Folder 23
Critique of experiments recently conducted at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center (WRPRC) undated
Box 1, Folder 24
Critique of "A Feline Model of NeuroAIDS and Drug Abuse" undated
Box 1, Folder 25
Live Animal Laboratories in Physiology Teaching undated
Box 1, Folder 26
MRMC Newsletters 1988-2000

This series contains MRMC newsletters from 1988 to 2000.

MRMC Report 1988
Box 1, Folder 27
MRMC Report Vol. 2, No. 1 March 1989
Box 1, Folder 28
MRMC Report Vol. 3, No. 1 March 1990
Box 1, Folder 29
MRMC Report Vol. 4, No.1 January 1991
Box 1, Folder 30
MRMC Report Vol. 5, No. 1 March 1992
Box 1, Folder 31
MRMC Report Vol. 6, No. 1 March 1993
Box 1, Folder 32
MRMC Report Vol. 7, No. 1 March 1994
Box 1, Folder 33
MRMC Report Vol. 8, No. 1 March 1995
Box 1, Folder 34
MRMC Report Vol. 9, No. 1 March 1996
Box 1, Folder 35
MRMC Report Vol. 10, No. 1 March 1997
Box 1, Folder 36
MRMC Report Vol. 11, No. 1 September 1998
Box 1, Folder 37
MRMC Report Vol. 12, No. 1 March 1999
Box 1, Folder 38
MRMC Report Vol. 13, No. 2 June 2000
Box 1, Folder 39
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Medical Research Modernization Committee Records, MC 00632, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.