Meeting the Challenges in IACUC Administration: Case Studies in Handling Complex Protocol Issues/Situations - Part I

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

Many IACUC administrators, members, and staff struggle with protocol questions and what the IACUC should consider in reviewing protocols. In the first part of this two-part session, speakers and attendees will work through case studies on protocol review issues, and discuss possible ways to handle these complex situations. Attendees should have a sound working knowledge of the IACUC and the regulations that provide guidance before attending this session. Important to the session are well-versed IACUC administrators who can share their experiences with protocol form challenges. During part I of this session, speakers and attendees will:

Dana M. Miller, DVM

Supervisory Animal Care Specialist
USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

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Eileen M. Morgan, BS

Director, Division of Assurances
NIH, OLAW

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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Stacy Pritt, MS, DVM, MBA, CPIA, CHRC, DACAW

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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