Options/Opportunities to Address Regulatory/Administrative Burden

Wednesday, March 21
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Delaware AB

This session is a follow-up to the panel on the same topic. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

Senior Scientific Advisor
National Association for Biomedical Research

B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW, currently serves as the senior scientific advisor for the National Association for Biomedical Research. He spent 36 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago overseeing their animal care and use program, and spent the last 10 years there as the associate vice chancellor for research resources, where he was responsible for 14 campus-wide core research support services. Dr. Bennett has been active in a variety of professional organizations, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Scientist Center for Animal Welfare and as chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Foundation. Dr. Bennett obtained his DVM from Auburn University and his PhD from the University of Illinois Medical School. Dr. Bennett is a member of the 2018 IACUC Conference Planning Committee.


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Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM

Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM, is the director of Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) at NIH. OLAW oversees the use of animals in research supported by NIH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Veterans Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation. Using the animal welfare standards required by the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy), OLAW monitors compliance with the PHS Policy; evaluates allegations or indications of noncompliance with federal animal welfare requirements; and supports educational programs that further the humane care and use of research animals. Dr. Brown joined NIH in 1986, and served in clinical and management positions in the NIH intramural program before joining OLAW in 2006 as the director. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from The Pennsylvania State University and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. She served in the United States Air Force and, while on active duty, completed a residency and Master of Science degree in laboratory animal medicine from the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


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Molly Greene, BA, CPIA

IACUC Advisor, Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies; Co-founder and Faculty, IACUC 101 and Essentials of IACUC Administration
Michigan State University

Molly Greene, BA, CPIA, is at Michigan State University, advising the IACUC and other members of the animal care program team maintaining campus-wide AAALAC accreditation. In addition to co-developing and co-presenting the Essentials of IACUC Administration course and chairing the AALAS ad hoc subcommittee that contributed to IACUC 101’s development, she was an inaugural member of and served three terms on the Council of Certified Professional IACUC Administrators. Ms Greene served as editor of the 2012 CIOMS ICLAS International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals, has managed the IACUC-ADMIN listserv since its inception, and is an ad hoc Specialist Consultant for AAALAC. She was a member of the editorial board for the OLAW/ARENA Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook, 2nd and 3rd editions. Ms. Greene received Distinguished Service Awards from the Texas Society for Biomedical Research and the Applied Research Ethics National Association and AALAS’ Collins Award for “significant dedication to sharing skills and knowledge with fellow colleagues”. She has been consulting on IACUC issues and providing IACUC training nationally and internationally since the early 1990s, and was IACUC Coordinator at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 1986-2003.


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Joseph R. Haywood, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Assistant Vice President for the Office of Regulatory Affairs
Michigan State University

Dr. Joseph R. Haywood is the Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University (MSU). He joined MSU as the Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology, a position he held for 9 years. Through his career, he has published over 80 papers investigating central nervous system control of blood pressure and mechanisms of hypertension. He has been active in science policy, especially with respect to the use of animals in research and education. Dr. Haywood is a past member of the Council on Accreditation of the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) and served on its Board of Trustees. He served on the Board of Governors for the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) and co-chaired the revision of the ICLAS-CIOMS “International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals”. He also served as chair of the American Physiological Society Animal Care and Experimentation Committee, chair of the Science Policy Committee, and a member of the society’s governing council. Dr. Haywood has served on the Board of Directors for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and as Vice President for Science Policy and President of the society. He has served on two National Academy of Science panels related to animals in research and regulatory burden. Recently, he participated in the discussion and preparation of the “Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden” report.


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Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA

Director, Office of Animal Welfare
University of WashingtonAssociate Director, Washington National Primate Research Center

Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA, is the director of the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) at the University of Washington (UW), and Associate Director for the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC). Current projects in OAW include novel ways to decrease regulatory burden while supporting welfare and compliance and Compassion Fatigue (CF) support. OAW has undergone several transitions to increase its alignment and move forward with technology and customer service while maintaining regulatory compliance. The office recently completed an overhaul and conversion to a fully integrated electronic database system for IACUC management. As OAW converted to the on-line database UW developed a library of standard procedures and pursued an opportunity to make these nationally available by partnering with the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) via a program now referred to as CUSP (Compliance Unit Standard Procedures). In addition, in her new role as AD of the primate center she is involved in the oversight of the daily care and support of the animals, research, and animal caregivers that work at the center. Special areas of interest in the WaNPRC are behavior management and the utilization of positive reinforcement training when working with research animals. Dr. Thompson-Iritani is a member of the 2018 IACUC Conference Planning Committee.


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