Exploring and Enhancing Diversity Within the Animal Care and Use Program - Part I

Tuesday, March 20
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Morrow

PRIM&R’s commitment to diversity is a core value, and it will be supported in this two-part session. In part I, speakers and attendees will brainstorm and strategize how to champion the important benefits of diversity in all aspects of regulatory affairs and compliance career pathways, spanning from animal care and use personnel, to the IACUC office and membership, to researcher partners. During part I of this session, speakers and attendees will:

Tanise L. Jackson, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA

Director, Animal Welfare and Research Integrity, Division of Research
Florida A&M University

Tanise L. Jackson, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA, is the director of the Laboratory Animal Care Facilities and the attending veterinarian at Florida A&M University. Dr. Jackson obtained her veterinary degree from Tuskegee University. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) in 2011 and her CPIA in 2014. Dr. Jackson’s current position combines administrative service, regulatory input and collaborative research. Dr. Jackson currently serves as the Chair of the Certified Professional IACUC Adminstration (CPIA) Council and is a member of PRIM&R's Diveristy Affinity Group.


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Donna Matthews Jarrell, DVM, DACLAM

Attending Veterinarian and Director, Center for Comparative Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

With over 28 years of experience, Donna Matthews Jarrell has managed laboratory animal-based research programs in government (NIH), the biotech industry (Millennium Pharmaceuticals), and academia (MGH/HMS). Donna has served as Director, Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) and the Attending Veterinarian for MGH since January 2013. She is recognized as the first laboratory animal veterinarian to adapt the principles, practices and tools of lean management in a research animal setting which has results in more efficient, less costly and safer vivarium operations. This past summer (2017), CCM was recognized as a lean organization tour site for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) annual meeting held in Boston, MA.

Donna is board certified with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the organization. She serves on the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR) Workshop Committee focused on improving laboratory animal welfare standards and was selected to be a member of the inaugural faculty of ICARE) project. In addition to her duties at the MGH, she serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and as a health professional mentor for the Harvard Medical School Biomedical Students Careers Program. Donna received her undergraduate and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina and earned an Executive Education Certificate from The General Managers Program (TGMP) at the Harvard Business School in 2006.


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Noé Tirado-Muñiz, DMV, DVM, MS, CPIA

Associate Director of the Office of the Attending Veterinarian
University of Kentucky

Noé Tirado-Muñiz DMV, DVM, MS, CPIA. Associate Director Office of the Attending Veterinarian. University of Kentucky.

Dr. Tirado-Muñiz joined the University of Kentucky Office of Research Integrity (ORI) in 2011 and is currently the Associate Director for the Office of the Attending Veterinarian (OAV). He serves as Executive Secretary to the IACUC and his functions include IACUC administration, policy development, completion of federally mandated reports, IACUC education and Principal Investigator orientation among others.

Dr. Tirado-Muñiz obtained his DMV from The Superior Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Havana, Cuba (now The Agrarian University of Havana) in 1984 and his second veterinary degree (DMV) in 1994 from The Ohio State University. After being in private practice he was accepted into the Laboratory Animal Residency Program at OSU where he obtained his MS in 1999. He obtained his credential as Certified Professional IACUC Administration in 2014.

At OSU he worked as a laboratory animal veterinarian, taught as adjunct assistant professor for the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and was a teaching team member for the College of Pharmacy course "Puerto Rico: A Cultural Look at Health Care". He joined the Ohio State University Hispanic Oversight Committee and the Organization of Hispanic Faculty and Staff and was active in cultural activities at the university level. He also served as Chair of the Diversity Committee for the University Laboratory Animal Resources.

In addition he has worked in industry where he gained additional experience in clinical medicine, toxicology, ophthalmology and other areas.

He is a member of the PRIM&R Diversity Advisory Group and is involved in Latino community advocacy activities in Lexington Kentucky including the "Festival Latino de Lexington", the "Festival Latino Health Fair" and others.


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