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LETTER: Regarding 2015 Steven C. Beering Award

Dr. Laurie Glimcher is slated to receive the 2015 Steven C. Beering Award.

Glimcher has a seat on the Board of Trustees at the New York Blood Center.

The board has completely cut funding to 66 chimpanzees on which they experimented for 30 years. The animals have been left on an island surrounded by impotable water.

On the island, there is little natural food.

Without the funding, the animals will starve. Glimcher has not spoken out against this decision. I implore the University to reconsider bestowing the award on Glimcher in light of this controversy.

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