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Animal research matters

As one of the nation’s top research institutions, the University of Utah is dedicated to advancing science and medicine to improve the health of people and animals. Practically every drug, treatment, medical device, diagnostic tool, and cure we know of has been developed with the help of laboratory animals. And yet, there are misconceptions about why this work is important, how it’s done, and the care animals receive. To clarify, Erin Rothwell, PhD, the U’s Vice President for Research, addresses common questions.