Posts tagged with "Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center"

Retirement – Yerkes interested in relocating chimps

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 18, 2014

Atlanta Magazine reports that there may be more changes in store for the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. According to the magazine, Emory University, which oversees the primate research center, is thinking about retiring about half of its population of 75 chimps to a sanctuary, if space is available. The news comes as the National Institutes […]

Emory – New director at Yerkes

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 15, 2014

Emory University has named a new director to oversee the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The university reports that R. Paul Johson, currently the director of the New England Primate Research Center, will take over at Yerkes in August. Johnson also is a professor at Harvard Medical School. Yerkes’ current director, Stuart Zola, will step to down to […]

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