News Release: Yerkes

May 7,  2009

Yerkes Chimpanzees All Secure

In contrast to what was announced on the Neal Boortz radio program this morning (5/7/09), there is not a chimpanzee loose from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

The Yerkes Research Center takes great precautions to ensure the safety of our animals and the personnel working with them. 


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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