is PCRM? - Doctors and laypersons working together
for compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and
PCRM promotes preventive medicine through innovative
PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal
Our clinical research programs are breaking
new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious conditions.
PCRM’s Cancer Project has provided vital
information to tens of thousands of people.
The New Four Food Groups is PCRM’s innovative
proposal for a federal nutrition policy that puts a new priority
Our public service announcement series
features medical experts on prevention and health.
We encourage higher standards for ethics and
effectiveness in research:
We oppose unethical human experiments. While
great strides have been made in eliminating such experiments,
problems remain. For example, children are still given synthetic
growth hormone in experiments to make them taller, and both
children and adults are exposed to unnecessary new drugs which
have toxic effects.
We promote alternatives to animal research.
We have worked to put a stop to gruesome experiments, such as
the military’s cat-shooting studies, DEA narcotics experiments,
and monkey self-mutilation projects. We also promote non-animal
methods in medical education. Currently, more than
three-quarters of all U.S. medical schools have dropped their
animal labs for medical students.
Founded in 1985, PCRM is a nonprofit
organization supported by physicians and laypersons who receive
each quarter. PCRM programs combine the efforts of medical experts
and grassroots individuals.
PCRM Board of Directors:
Barnard, M.D., President; Mark Sklar, M.D., Director; Russell
Bunai, M.D., Treasurer and Secretary.
advisory board includes 11 health care professionals from a broad
range of specialties:
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. Cornell University
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. The Cleveland Clinic
Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Dr.PH., M.S., R.D. University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
Henry J. Heimlich, M.D., Sc.D. The Heimlich Institute
Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D. Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente
Virginia Messina, M.P.H., R.D. Nutrition Matters, Inc.
John McDougall, M.D. McDougall Program, St. Helena Hospital
Milton Mills, M.D. Gilead Medical Group
Myriam Parham, R.D., L.D., C.D.E. East Pasco Medical Center
William Roberts, M.D. Baylor Cardiovascular Institute
Andrew Weil, M.D. University of Arizona
listed for identification only.
Human Research: PCRM proposes higher ethical
standards in conducting human research.
Charities Campaign: Find out how PCRM encourages
responsible research practices among health charities.
Medical Student Education: Learn about alternatives to
the use of animals in medical school curricula.
Experimentation Issues: Explore the facts and fallacies
about animal experiments.
Ethics in Science Education: Visit this PCRM Web site to
learn about alternatives to animal dissection.
Ethics in Trauma
Training: Learn about superior non-animal training
Military Medicine: Learn more about the use of live
animals in Department of Defense medical training courses and what
the non-animal alternatives are.
work to promote Alternatives to Animal Testing and Research has been
generously sponsored by:
Kim Howe - Breyer, Maker of the World's Finest Model Horses
Help in our
ongoing campaigns to put a stop to cruel and unnecessary
animal experiments and live animal labs:
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Medical Schools with Live Animal Laboratories
Military Live Animal Use
Experiments on Animals
family includes physicians, healthcare professionals,
veterinarians, and compassionate laypersons, all of whom
support our mission to:
- Advocate for ethical research
- End cruelty to animals in labs and education
- Promote life-saving nutrition policies and practices
Donations make PCRM’s life-saving work possible.
Contributions of $20 or more come with a PCRM membership and
a subscription to Good Medicine magazine. There are
many ways you can financially support our work. Click below
for more information:
More ways to give!
If you encounter any difficulties with
our online donations or have other questions about
making a contribution to PCRM, please call us at
202-686-2210, ext. 304, or toll-free at 1-866-416-PCRM
(7276), weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm ET, or send an e-mail
If you prefer to send a check through
the mail, please make it payable to PCRM and send it to:
Attn: Membership Dept.
5100 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20016
PCRM is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts
are tax deductible as allowed by law.