Keynote Address: Ethics in Animal Research: Why Investigators Must Lead the Way

Tuesday, March 20
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Regency Ballroom

Jerrold Tannenbaum, JD

Professor Emeritus
University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Jerrold Tannenbaum, JD, is professor emeritus at the University of California (UC), Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where he taught required courses in veterinary law and ethics from 1999 to 2013. In addition, Professor Tannenbaum taught these subjects for 17 years at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he helped to found that school's signature program in Ethics and Values and its Masters Program in Animals and Public Policy. At UC Davis, he also taught an undergraduate course in animal ethics for animal science and animal biology students for eight years and, from 2003 to 2015, offered the first course in animal law at the UC Davis School of Law. His recent publications include: "What is Animal Law?", Cleveland State Law Review (Vol. 61, No. 4, December 2013); "Russell and Burch's 3Rs Then and Now: The Need for Clarity in Definition and Purpose" (with B. Taylor Bennett), Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (Vol. 54 No. 2, March 2015); "Ethics in the Use of Animal Models of Seizures and Epilepsy" (chapter), in A. Pitkänen, P.S. Buckmaster, A.S. Galanopoulou, and S.L Moshé (editors), Models of Seizure and Epilepsy (2nd edition, Academic Press, 2017); and "Ethics in Biomedical Animal Research: The Key Role of the Investigator" (chapter), in P. Michael Conn (editor), Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease (2nd edition, Academic Press, 2017). Mr. Tannenbaum did his undergraduate work in philosophy at Cornell University, his graduate work in philosophy at The Rockefeller University and Cornell University, and he was an assistant professor of philosophy at UC Santa Barbara. In addition, he is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and was an assistant district attorney in New York County (Manhattan), New York.

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