Quality Assurance Beyond Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM)

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

Quality assurance programs are typically another way to say PAM, but when the quality assurance program goes beyond "reviewing principal investigator protocols," it becomes a tool for assessing not only adherence to protocols, but also the efficiency, effectiveness, and consistency of other practices associated with the animal care and use program (ACUP). During this session, speakers and attendees will:

William G. Greer, BS, CPIA, LAT

Assistant Vice President for Research, Animal Program Compliance Oversight; Director, Animal Care and Use Office
University of MichiganPresident, IACUC Administrators Association

Bill Greer: received his Bachelor’s in Microbiology from Penn State University in 1985. He currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan. His previous roles included Associate Director for Research Compliance at the Pennsylvania State University, and research technician, production manager and safety officer at Intervet, State College, PA (Formally Tri Bio Laboratories). In 2005, he organized and held the first IACUC Administrators’ Best Practices Meeting, which establish a venue for administrators to informally meet to discuss programmatic concerns. He continues to facilitate at least three annual Best Practice Meetings. In 2007, he initiated the process of establishing the IACUC Administrators Association (IAA); a professional organization of IACUC Administrators. In 2010, he chaired the founding committee for the non-profit education based IAA organization. He now serves as the president and chairman of the IAA board of directors. Since 2007, Bill has served as ad hoc consultant to AAALAC Council where he performs institutional program reviews, assessments, and status determinations. He served as a member of the Council of Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA). He continues to serve as an educator for the IACUC Administrative community and has lectured at multiple venues including PRIM&R, AALAS, CIC, C3, Biomedical Association Meetings, and Administrators Best Practice Meetings.

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Jennie Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Head of Animal Welfare
Novartis

Jennie Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM, recently joined Novartis as the Global Head of Animal Welfare. She continues to engage in 3Rs research as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Michigan Medical School as she just spent 5 years serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Associate Attending Veterinarianof Practice Standards and Enrichment at the University of Michigan Medical School. While at the University, Dr. Lofgren co-founded the Refinement and Enrichment Advancement Laboratory and served as the enrichment and social housing committee veterinarian. Dr. Lofgren has published in the fields of laboratory animal science and refinement, and serves as a reviewer for numerous laboratory animal medicine, pain and analgesia, and refinement journals. She received her veterinary and masters of comparative biomedical science degrees from Tufts University. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in comparative medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon achieving ACLAM diplomate status, she completed a visiting research fellowship with the Pain and Animal Welfare Science Group at Newcastle University, where she engaged in analgesia research and provided clinical support.

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Sandra L. Wilkins, LVT, CPIA, RLATg

IACUC Research Liaison, Animal Care Program, Office of Regulatory Affairs
Michigan State University

Sandy Wilkins LVT, CPIA, RLATG has been with Michigan State University since 2000. She graduated from the MSU Veterinary Technology Program in 1994.
In 2000 she began her career with MSU where her skills were utilized as technical support for clinical and biomedical research. In 2006 she joined the Office of Regulatory Affairs as the IACUC Research Liaison and developed the postapproval monitoring program at MSU.
She is a member of the IACUC at MSU, a member of Michigan AALAS and a Licensed Veterinary Technician with the state of Michigan.

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