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Marcy A. Brown, BS, MA, LSSBB, CMAR, CPIA

Animal Welfare Regulatory Compliance Lead, Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development

Marcy Brown, BS, MA, LSSBB, CMAR, CPIA, Regulatory Compliance, Comparative Medicine – Pfizer, La Jolla Marcy is the Animal Welfare Regulatory Compliance Lead for Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development – Comparative Medicine, La Jolla, California. Pfizer is the world’s premier biopharmaceutical company, dedicated to discovering and developing new, and better, ways to prevent and treat disease and improve the health and quality of life for people around the world. In her position, Marcy is responsible for ensuring “flawless animal care and welfare” at the La Jolla site, as well as alignment with Pfizer global Comparative Medicine and Research and Development endeavors. Marcy serves on the PRIM&R Council for Certification of Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA), on the Board of Directors of the California Biomedical Research Association (CBRA), on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), and as an AAALAC, International ad hoc Specialist. She has a Biology background and holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, Marcy worked for several years as the Director of the IACUC at a large academic institution, giving her a broad perspective on animal welfare, research and compliance issues in both academic and industry settings.

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Deb Frolicher, BS, CPIA

IACUC Director, The Scripps Research Institute

Deb graduated from The Ohio State University and began working in biomedical research in 1979 as a laboratory technician. As a biomedical researcher, she worked with various animal models and a variety of species, including snakes, lizards, rodents, ducks, dogs, pigs, goats, cattle, and a colony of diabetic monkeys. She began her IACUC administrative career in the mid 90’s. Deb’s experience in the laboratory enables her to effectively interface with investigators and research staff to integrate IACUC review and oversight into their research programs. Currently, she is the director of the IACUC office at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. She is a long-time member of PRIM&R and has presented many times at the annual PRIM&R/IACUC meetings. She received her credential as a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®) in 2008 and is currently chair of the CPIA Council.

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Eileen M. Morgan, BS

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

presenter photoEileen Morgan, BS, Director, Division of Assurances, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ms. Morgan previously served as a Senior Assurance Officer in the Division of Assurances within the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). Eileen holds a B.S. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland and an Associate degree in Animal Health Technology. She has 32 years experience in animal models-based biomedical research and compliance oversight in the humane care and use of laboratory animals. Her experience includes service as Chief of the Facility Management Branch in the Division of Veterinary Resources, NIH Intramural Program, and positions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the American Red Cross, Holland Laboratory, Cleveland Research Institute, and Affinity Biotech, Inc. She has served as an IACUC member and IACUC Chair.

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William S. Stokes, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, BCES, FATS

Assistant Director, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

presenter photoDr. William Stokes is the Assistant Director for Animal Welfare Operations in Animal Care at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to joining USDA in 2014, he served for 26 years at the National Institutes of Health as the Animal Program Director and Attending Veterinarian for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and as first Director of the National Toxicology Program’s Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods. Dr. Stokes received his B.S. from the University of Louisville, his D.V.M. from The Ohio State University, and completed a residency in laboratory animal medicine at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the American College of Animal Welfare, and a former Council member of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Research at the National Academy of Sciences. He has received two NIH Director’s Awards, the Society of Toxicology’s Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award, the Russell and Burch Award, and the Charles River Prize for outstanding contributions to laboratory animal medicine.

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IACUC Administration/Management and Process Track

Breakout Sessions – Series A

A7 - Meeting the Challenges in IACUC Administration: Case Studies in Handling Complex Issues/Situations

Friday, April 1

10:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Faculty(s):

Marcy A. Brown, BS, MA, LSSBB, CMAR, CPIA

Animal Welfare Regulatory Compliance Lead, Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development

Deb Frolicher, BS, CPIA

IACUC Director, The Scripps Research Institute

Eileen M. Morgan, BS

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

William S. Stokes, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, BCES, FATS

Assistant Director, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

Attendees should have thorough knowledge of all regulations, guidelines, and policies associated with laboratory animal care and use, including those regarding the 2014 optional process for significant changes to animal activities, before attending this session. During this session, faculty and attendees will:


  • Work through simulated, problematic scenarios in IACUC administration
  • Explore possibilities for resolution without conflict
  • Discuss how to resolve conflict while maintaining compliance
  • Address specific scenarios attendees have faced and wish to explore with the group
  • This is a double session and will go until 1:30 PM. Attendees will get their boxed lunch before the session starts.