Executive Director, AAALAC InternationalChristian E. Newcomer, V.M.D., M.S., DACLAM has served as the Executive Director of AAALAC International since 2008. He is a 1977 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Following a year in a research associate/large animal internship at The Pennsylvania State University (1977-8), he completed training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Michigan (1978-81) and became ACLAM board certified in 1982. During his career he also held clinical, academic and leadership positions in laboratory animal medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-87), Tufts-New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (1987-1994), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1994-2001), the Veterinary Resources Program at National Institutes of Health (2001-2003) and Johns Hopkins University (2003-2008). Dr. Newcomer is a past-president of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (1996) and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (2008), and he is a current member of PRIM&R’s Board of Directors. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and spoken extensively on many topics to promote the quality of care for research animal subjects and the discussion of the ethical considerations of their use.
Communication and Networking Track
Breakout Sessions – Series C
Friday, April 1
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Executive Director, AAALAC International
AAALAC International is a voluntary accrediting organization that enhances the quality of research, teaching, and testing by promoting humane, responsible animal care and use. It provides advice and independent assessments to participating institutions and accredits those that meet or exceed applicable standards. This interactive session will provide an opportunity for attendees to: