Frankie Trull, president of the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), has announced her retirement. Serving since the organization’s inception 37 years ago, Ms. Trull led NABR through numerous victories for the animal research community. She led the research community’s advocacy for the passage the 1991 Animal Enterprise Protection Act and the 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. She also devised a strategy to exempt rats, mice, and birds from the Animal Welfare Act.
“Frankie Trull has been the most persistent, articulate, and effective spokesperson for animal research,” said Howard Garrison, Deputy Executive Director for Policy and Director, Office of Public Affairs at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. “She has been an inspiration for generations of advocates,” he said.
Trull’s retirement is effective December 31, 2016. Matthew Bailey, Executive Vice President of NABR, was elected by the group’s board to assume the role of president beginning in 2017.