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Mary Jo Shepherd, DVM, CPIA

Executive Director of the Office of the IACUC, Columbia University

presenter photoMary Jo Shepherd, DVM, CPIA, is executive director of the office of the IACUC at Columbia University. In this position she administers an IACUC for a large animal care and use program. She has served on IACUCs since early 1988, and was a member of five IACUCs for a number of years while serving as attending veterinarian for a privately owned medical device testing laboratory. She has spent over eight years working in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Shepherd is currently active in PRIM&R, and previously served as the chair of the Council for CPIA. In 2012, she received PRIM&R’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Shepherd has been active in AALAS at the local and national levels, and is currently serving on AALAS’ editorial review board. In addition, she was actively involved in the planning of the New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research’s annual IACUC conference for over 11 years, and has served on the Americans for Medical Progress Board of Directors for five years.

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John F. Bradfield, PhD, DVM, DACLAM

Senior Director and Veterinarian, AAALAC International

presenter photoJohn F. Bradfield, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, is a veterinarian and the senior director of AAALAC International. In his current role at AAALAC International, Dr. Bradfield is responsible for education and outreach activities. Dr. Bradfield has many years’ experience with the accreditation process including as an ad hoc consultant and 10 years’ service as a council member of AAALAC International and as council president. He has served as director of the division of laboratory animal medicine and attending veterinarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and also as chair of the department of comparative medicine at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He has extensive experience in academic laboratory animal medicine, managing animal programs, and working with animal care and use committees. Prior to his career in laboratory animal medicine, Dr. Bradfield was a large animal practitioner. Dr. Bradfield earned his PhD in experimental pathology and has authored scholarly publications in various areas of laboratory animal medicine, wound healing, and vascular and platelet biology.

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Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM

Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, National Institutes of Health

presenter photoPatricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM, currently serves as the director of OLAW at NIH. OLAW oversees the use of animals in NIH and NSF-supported research by providing guidance on and interpretation of the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy); monitoring compliance with the PHS Policy; evaluating all allegations or indications of noncompliance with federal animal welfare requirements; and supporting educational programs that further the humane care and use of research animals. She received her Bachelor of Science in animal science from The Pennsylvania State University and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She served in the US Air Force and while on active duty earned a Master of Science in laboratory animal medicine from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She joined the NIH in 1986 and served in clinical and management positions in the NIH intramural program before joining OLAW in 2006 as the director.

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Andrew Burich, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA

Director, Animal Resources; Attending Veterinarian, Benaroya Research Institute

presenter photoAndrew Burich, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA is the Director of Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian at the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Burich graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine in the Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington in 2002. While there he also received a Master of Science degree in Comparative Medicine. Dr. Burich was a Senior Clinical Veterinarian and IACUC member at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon before joining BRI in 2005 and he currently is also an Affiliate Instructor in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Unversity of Washington and a member of the University of Washington IACUC. He is an ad hoc consultant for AAALAC, Int. and is active in the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the National level.

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Carol Clarke, DVM, DACLAM

Research Program Manager, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

Carol Clarke, DVM, DACLAM, is the Research Program Manager at USDA/APHIS-Animal Care. Dr. Clarke received her Bachelor’s degree in the Natural Sciences from Johns Hopkins University and her DVM from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving her DVM, she practiced small animal medicine in New York City before entering the laboratory animal medicine training program at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals in King of Prussia, PA. Upon completion of the program, she entered NIH in 1998 as the primate facility veterinarian for the Veterinary Resources Program. In 2001, she accepted a position with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and became a Diplomate of ACLAM in 2005. During her 10 years with NIAID she served as IACUC coordinator, vice chair of the rodent gnotobiotic committee, and chief of shared and central facility operations. In addition, she prepared all USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC annual reports. In 2011 Dr. Clarke accepted her current position with the USDA. Duties entail collaborations with other Federal Agencies, participation in appeals and enforcement actions, and approval of exemption requests. She also serves as project officer for Module #26-Nonhuman Primate Transportation for the National Veterinary Accreditation Program, due on-line in 2016.

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Alan B. Ekstrand, BS, CPIA, RLATG

IACUC Administrator, University of California, Davis

Alan B. Ekstrand, BS, RLATG, CPIA, is an IACUC administrator at the University of California (UC), Davis. He obtained a BS in microbiology from UC Davis and, as an undergraduate, was introduced to the field of laboratory animal science through a course offered by the Animal Science Department and he spent three years working in their small animal facility. Upon graduating, he took a job managing an animal facility on campus, and moved to the UC Davis IACUC Office in 2004. In 2008, he took on his current role of IACUC administrator. Mr. Ekstrand is a member of AALAS, and he has served as president for the Sacramento Valley AALAS Branch. He obtained his CPIA credential in 2007.

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Cynthia C. Goodwin

Director, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services

presenter photoCynthia Goodwin is a non-affiliated IACUC member. Her professional work is in social and human services and she works as the Director for the Department of Youth and Family Services for the City of Mercer Island, WA, a suburb of Seattle. She has been a member of the University of Washington's IACUC for two years.

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Norman J. Kleiman, PhD

Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University

presenter photoNorman J. Kleiman, PhD, is on the faculty in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. His research often utilizes the eye as a model system to study the effects of environmental hazards, such as ionizing radiation or arsenic exposure, on health outcomes. National Aeronautics and Space Administration funded research is directed towards understanding how genetics influences radio-sensitivity in rodent models. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences funded research examines the effects of arsenic exposure on murine eye pathologies. Human studies estimate occupational risk for radiation cataract in interventional medical physicians and nurses. Collaboration with Ukrainian colleagues examines radiation cataract risk in Chernobyl accident cleanup workers. Other studies examine oxidative stress, DNA damage and misrepair, and how individual genetic determinants influence risk. In addition to his research, Dr. Kleiman teaches graduate courses each semester and serves on the Columbia University IACUC. He has worked with animal models since high school, when he was selected for a National Science Foundation Summer Research Fellowship to work at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME.

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Kari Lyn Koszdin, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACLAM, CPIA CPIA

Veterinary Medical Officer, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

presenter photoKari Koszdin, D.V.M. M.S. Diplomat ACLAM, CPIA, is a veterinary medical officer at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System She also serves as a laboratory animal medicine consultant at various institutions in the Seattle Area. She currently serves as eiter the attending veterinarain or chair on seven IACUC's. She is a current board member for NWABR and Washington Branch AALAS.

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Panel III: Virtual IACUC: This Meeting Is in Session!

Saturday, April 2

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Moderator(s):

Mary Jo Shepherd, DVM, CPIA

Executive Director of the Office of the IACUC, Columbia University

Panelist(s):

John F. Bradfield, PhD, DVM, DACLAM

Senior Director and Veterinarian, AAALAC International

Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM

Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, National Institutes of Health

Andrew Burich, DVM, MS, DACLAM, CPIA

Director, Animal Resources; Attending Veterinarian, Benaroya Research Institute

Carol Clarke, DVM, DACLAM

Research Program Manager, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

Alan B. Ekstrand, BS, CPIA, RLATG

IACUC Administrator, University of California, Davis

Cynthia C. Goodwin

Director, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services

Norman J. Kleiman, PhD

Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University

Kari Lyn Koszdin, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACLAM, CPIA CPIA

Veterinary Medical Officer, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Be sure not to miss this real-time virtual IACUC meeting! Virtual agenda items will be made available to conference attendees prior to the "meeting," and attendees will have the opportunity to electronically participate in the virtual committee voting process via text or web polling. Audience vote tallies will then be displayed and discussed, and representatives from AAALAC International, OLAW, and/or USDA, APHIS, Animal Care will provide their perspective on each issue discussed by the virtual IACUC.

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