IACUC Administration for New IACUC Administrators/Coordinators

Tuesday, March 20
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Union AB

This session is for individuals new to the responsibilities of providing administrative support to the IACUC. During this session, speakers will provide a comprehensive review of responsibilities typically assigned to IACUC administrators/coordinators. Please note this session will be similar to the Essentials of IACUC Administration-Intensive preconference program on March 19. Attendees should be familiar with IACUC administrative duties, and this session is geared toward individuals who have less than two years experience in their IACUC administrator role. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

Natalie L. Mays, BA, LATG, CPIA

Director of the IACUC and IBC, Office of the IACUC and IBC
New York University School of Medicine

Natalie L. Mays is the Director of the New York University School of Medicine's IACUC and IBC. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in microbiology from Miami University in Oxford, OH, Natalie worked at multiple Northeast Ohio academic institutions in various roles including research assistant, research technologist, administrative manager, and training and compliance coordinator. Along the way, Natalie obtained AALAS certification at the LATG level and graduated from AALAS’ Institute for Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM). Prior to joining NYU, Natalie was the IACUC Director at Columbia University/Columbia University Medical Center. While at Columbia, she obtained CPIA certification. Natalie first became a member of an IACUC in 1988 and has served on many IACUCs since that time. As a member of the PRIM&R Board of Directors, Natalie is the Co-Chair of the Certification Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. She is proud to complete her third year as the Co-Chair of the PRIM&R IACUC Conference.


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Rachel A. Murray, MS, CPIA, RLATG

Research Compliance Specialist
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Rachel Murray, MS, CCPIA, RLATG is a Research Compliance Specialist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has a bachelor's in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky and a Master's in Biology, with a focus on translational research, from the University of Cincinnati. Rachel currently serves as the youngest member on CPIA Council and obtained her CPIA certification in 2013. Rachel is responsible for IACUC and IBC administration at her institution, with particular emphasis on protocol processing, policy and SOP development, and communication to regulatory agencies. Rachel has been involved in the IACUC field since 2010 and enjoys public presenting and providing continuing education to the research community and IACUC. Rachel enjoys meeting with Principal Investigators to establish a working relationship, allowing her to be a resource for any questions or concerns they may have. Rachel's passion is protocol processing and routing, as well as serving as a a resource for the IACUC and IACUC coordinators at other institutions on the best ways to process protocols in order to get them approved in the most efficient manner possible. This is Rachel's fourth time presenting at PRIM&R and she looks forward to being a resource for others and meeting new people and learning how their programs and processes work.


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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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