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CNPRC Give Day Challenge

Donations to CNPRC Excellence Fund will help us reach our goal to become the nation’s leading nonhuman primate research center dedicated to women’s health.

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) has a history of performing life-saving research. We have developed antiviral drugs for HIV; tested vaccines for COVID, Zika and Dengue virus; developed specialized delivery systems for gene therapy and somatic cell genome editing for inherited disorders; studied the effects of wildlife smoke on reproductive health; and defined the ways in which social relationships can be translated into alterations in our health. In 2023-2024, we published 67 scientific articles; trained 113 undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and veterinary residents; and were awarded $51.1 million in external funding.

Why Support is Important Now

The CNPRC scientists have developed a strong focus in Women’s Health, and are especially excited about President Biden’s recent executive order on Women’s Health: Executive Order Announcement. Your help now will assist us to support Women’s Health research here and position ourselves as the premier Primate Center for Women’s Health research. With the help of your gift, we propose to fund high-risk, high-reward pilot projects on topics particularly prominent in, or relevant to, women, such as:

  • Reproductive health
  • Improved pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies:  effects of environmental exposures, infections, genetic factors, metabolic disease, prevention of birth defects, and preterm birth.
  • Maternal and infant microbiome and immunity
  • Genetic and environmental determinants of healthy aging
  • Menopause and hormonal changes
  • Sleep and mood disorders
  • And others

What we Hope to Achieve

We welcome your partnership in achieving our goals! With 15 donations of any size, we will unlock a $2,500 Challenge Gift from an anonymous donor. Our scientists are poised to make critical progress on issues of Women’s Health through nonhuman primate research, with your help.

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