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

Tuesday, March 20
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: Morrow

PRIM&R’s commitment to diversity is a core value, and it will be supported in this two-part session. Speakers and attendees will brainstorm and strategize how to assist organizations and institutions in creating structures and practices that ensure a diverse workplace. During part II 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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Janet D. Stemwedel, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy; Director, Center on Ethics; Nonscientific Member, IACUC
San Jose State University

Janet D. Stemwedel, PhD, is a professor and chair in the Department of Philosophy at San José State University (SJSU). Her teaching and research focus on philosophy of science and ethical issues in scientific research. Dr. Stemwedel has served as the nonscientist member of SJSU’s IACUC since 2007, and became the director of the SJSU Center on Ethics in 2013. Since 2006, she has written about ethics in science, including the ethics of animal research, for outlets including Forbes, Scientific American, and ScienceBlogs. She received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and philosophy from Wellesley College (1989), and doctorates in physical chemistry (1994) and philosophy (2001) from Stanford University. Dr. Stemwedel is a member of the 2018 IACUC Conference Planning Committee, as well as a member of the PRIM&R Diversity Advisory Group.


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