Boot Camp: Fundamentals for New IACUC Members

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

This session is for new IACUC members and will provide a comprehensive review of the oversight process, IACUC functions, federal regulations, frequently used acronyms, the Guide, protocol review, and committee composition. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

Monte Matthews, BA, CPIA

Director, Animal Welfare Services; Director, Terrestrial Animal Care Services
University of Oregon

Monte Matthews is the Director for Animal Welfare Services (AWS) at the University of Oregon. He is authorized and responsible to administer the University of Oregon's campus-wide laboratory animal care and use program in a manner that is compliant with all relevant federal laws, regulations, policies, and UO policies and procedures pertaining to animal care and use of live vertebrate animals. Mr. Matthews was instrumental in helping the University of Oregon obtain initial accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International in 1994. The UO has maintained AAALAC accreditation since that time.

Monte is one of the original creators and core faculty member of the nationally recognized and NIH grant supported IACUC 101 series. Mr. Matthews has published several articles and presented many workshops on Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) issues as well as zebrafish care and use matters. Mr. Matthews is active in several national, animal-related research organizations, including Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR) and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). He is a founding member of the Council for the PRIMR IACUC certification program, Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA). He is past board member of the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, and past president of both the Oregon Biomedical Research Association and the Oregon branch of AALAS.

Monte was awarded the Arthur Hall Leadership Award for 2016 and the Ron Orta Humanitarian Award for 2017.

Monte enjoys many hobbies but standing in a river and waving a stick is his favorite passion.


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Eileen M. Morgan, BS

Director, Division of Assurances

Eileen Morgan, BS, Director, Division of Assurances, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ms. Morgan previously served as a Senior Assurance Officer in the Division of Assurances within the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). Eileen holds a B.S. in Technology Management from the University of Maryland and an Associate degree in Animal Health Technology. She has 34 years experience in animal models-based biomedical research and compliance oversight in the humane care and use of laboratory animals. Her experience includes service as Chief of the Facility Management Branch in the Division of Veterinary Resources, NIH Intramural Program, and positions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the American Red Cross, Holland Laboratory, Cleveland Research Institute, and Affinity Biotech, Inc. She has served as an IACUC member and IACUC Chair.


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Nicolette Petervary, VMD, DACAW

National Animal Welfare Specialist, Animal Welfare Operations
USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

Nicolette Petervary, VMD, DACAW is the Animal Care Specialist for Animal Welfare Operations with the USDA, APHIS, Animal Care program, based in Raleigh, NC. In this capacity Dr. Petervary represents Animal Care in regional and national meetings and conferences held in this area and around the country. Dr. Petervary graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Prior to her current position in Animal Care, she was in private small and exotic animal practice, worked as a research associate at the University of California (Davis and San Francisco Campuses) and worked for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. In 2016 she became a diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare.


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