Essentials of IACUC Administration (EIA)

Monday, March 19
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Franklin AB

EIA is a new full-day course that provides attendees with knowledge and tools to effectively manage an animal care and use program. After attending this course, attendees will be able to: list key components of an IACUC program, understand the primary responsibilities of IACUC administrators, discuss strategies for creating and maintaining a culture of compliance, and implement best practices to ensure that IACUC administrators and their staff provide the support necessary to develop and continually strengthen both the IACUC and the broader animal care and use program. This program is ideal for experienced IACUC administrators and support staff, as well as training and compliance personnel who are familiar with basic IACUC functions. View the agenda here.

NOTE: This material is intended for participants who have attended a pre-requisite "IACUC basics" course, or have worked with an IACUC for at least a year prior to taking the course.

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*To receive the password, you must pre-register for this program. Please note that only those pre-registered for a preconference program are permitted into the room. If you would like to attend or switch your preconference program while you are on-site, please go to the PRIM&R help desk to see if there is still space in the program.

Elaine K. Kim, BS, CPIA

Senior IACUC Coordinator, Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office
Colorado State University

Elaine K. Kim, BS, CPIA
Senior IACUC Coordinator
Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office
Colorado State University

Elaine is the Senior IACUC Coordinator at Colorado State University (CSU) and this is her third time presenting at a PRIMR IACUC Conference. Previously, she has presented on CSU's implementation of OLAW Guidance on Significant Changes in Animal Activities, NOT-OD-14-126. She has also presented on the use of privately-owned animals in veterinary clinical research. She has been an IACUC Coordinator since 2010 and assists researchers navigate the IACUC protocol review process, works on IACUC policies and guidelines, as well as communicates with external funding agencies and collaborators.


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Director, IACUC
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Dr. Stacy Pritt is the IACUC Director at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In this capacity, she oversees regulatory compliance for one of the largest animal research programs in the US. Other responsibilities include oversight for human embryonic stem cell research and participation in the UT Southwestern Center for Translational Medicine. Dr. Pritt holds a BS in Biology from the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and a DVM degree from Washington State University. Additionally, she holds an MS in Managerial Science and an MBA in Healthcare Management. She is CPIA certified and a diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare. Recently, she obtained the status of Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) from the Health Care Compliance Association.

Dr. Pritt was previously on faculty at the Harvard Medical School where she served as Associate Director for Animal Care, Training, and Operations and was the Director of Regulatory Compliance and Animal Welfare at Covance.

Dr. Pritt is a recognized authority on animal program regulatory compliance. She regularly speaks to research audiences and has authored more than 25 publications on management and regulatory compliance. In 2012 she was awarded the TurnKey Animal Facility Leader of the Year Award and in 2014 she served as Program Chair for the University of Texas System IACUC Symposium focusing on process improvement. In 2015, she was the recipient of the LAWTE 2015 Founders' Award and LAMA's Ron Orta Award. In 2016, she was the recipient of the AALAS Geroge R. Collins Education and Training Award.


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Trina M. Smith, BS, MS, CPIA

Animal Care and Use Program Officer, Office of Research Compliance
Mississippi State University

Trina M. Smith, BS, MS, CPIA, IACUC Compliance Administrator, Office of Research Compliance, Mississippi State University. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Office Systems Technology in December 1992 and a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology in May 2000 from Mississippi State University. I have been employed with Mississippi State University for 25 years and have been an IACUC Administrator for 13 of those years and just recently got promoted to an Animal Care & Use Program Officer. I take pride in serving the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in an effective, efficient and ethical manner and serving as a resourceful liaison between Mississippi State’s animal users and the IACUC.


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