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Gina R. Prochilo-Cawston, MS, CPIA, PMP

Senior Research Compliance Specialist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

presenter photoGina Prochilo-Cawston, MS, CPIA, PMP, is a Senior Research Compliance Specialist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is responsible for the development, oversight and monitoring of the research compliance functions, including: animal care and use; protection of human subjects; research involving biohazardous agents and rDNA; export controls; billing rules for clinical trials; grants management issues; and controlled substances. Previously, she was responsible for the oversight of the animal care and use programs at Pfizer Kendall Square and Boston University. Gina earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and her Master of Science in biomedical science at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has served on various IACUC’s over the last 10 years and obtained her CPIA certification in 2010 and her PMP certification in 2013.

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Christina Nascimento, CPIA, MS

IACUC Manager, Office of Research Compliance & Administration, Brigham and Women's Hospital

presenter photoChristina Nascimento, MS, CPIA, is the IACUC Manager at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Christina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Veterinary Science and Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Master’s degree at UMASS Amherst concentrating in Molecular Genetics, and holds a CPIA certification from PRIM&R. As IACUC Manager, Christina oversees IACUC Office operations, while also implementing an eIACUC system and is part of the team advising on a new state-of the art animal facility for the institution. Christina served on the Harvard Medical Area/School IACUC for over 10 years. After acting as the IACUC Inspection Officer at Harvard Medical School, Christina has over a decade of experience in IACUC policy and animal welfare, as well as managing a vast inspection program for dozens of animal facilities and satellites and hundreds of laboratory use areas. From her years as both an investigator and a veterinary technician, Christina has experience with a variety of species such as rodents, agricultural animals, aquatic species, cats, dogs, horses, and non-human primates. Outside of the office, Christina enjoys training young horses and is a licensed horseback riding instructor.

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Barbara A. Garibaldi, DVM, DACLAM

Director, Animal Research Facility, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

presenter photoBarbara A. Garibaldi, DVM, DACLAM, is the Director of the Animal Research Facility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. She earned her DVM from Purdue University and completed her post-doctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is a Diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Garibaldi has completed a 12 year term as a member of the Council on Accreditation for the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International and continues to serve as an Emeritus member to Council. She holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Garibaldi is a member of the 2015 IACUC Conference Planning Committee.

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Program Management Track

Breakout Sessions – Series D

D3 - Beyond the IACUC: Understanding the Bigger Compliance Picture

Saturday, April 2

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Faculty(s):

Gina R. Prochilo-Cawston, MS, CPIA, PMP

Senior Research Compliance Specialist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Christina Nascimento, CPIA, MS

IACUC Manager, Office of Research Compliance & Administration, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Barbara A. Garibaldi, DVM, DACLAM

Director, Animal Research Facility, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

IACUCs regularly encounter noncompliance related to animal care and use, but oftentimes that noncompliance has greater implications. This session will help IACUCs identify overlap with other compliance functions; provide examples of noncompliant activities in these areas that may be identified during the conduct of IACUC business or through inquiries/investigations into IACUC-related noncompliance; as well as empower IACUC professionals with the know-how to both recognize and address noncompliance that may or may not be directly related to animal care and use. During this session, faculty and attendees will:


  • Review the most likely areas that could be affected by IACUC noncompliance
  • Discuss examples of IACUC noncompliance, how they can potentially trigger additional investigations and reporting requirements, and who to contact within the institution when these issues arise
  • Address basic reporting requirements for funding agencies, research hazard exposures, and other common overlap areas
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