Inter-Institutional Collaborations and Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs)

Wednesday, March 21
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Union E

This session will focus on the various partnerships that can be forged between academic and other types of research institutions, and how to ensure animal welfare and appropriate oversight when two different institutional cultures collide. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

Doreen H. Bartlett, BS, AA, RVT, LATG

Senior Assurance Officer, Division of Assurances
National Institutes of Health, OLAW

Ms. Doreen H. Bartlett joined the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare in November 2012 as a Senior Assurance Officer with the Division of Assurances. Ms. Bartlett came to OLAW with thirty-six years of animal experience, twenty-two of those years in biomedical research involving animals. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Maryland and an Associate of Arts in Veterinary Technology from Essex Community College. She is certified as a Laboratory Animal Technologist with the American Association for Laboratory Scientists (AALAS) as well as being certified as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with the AVMA in Maryland. In 1990, Ms. Bartlett came to the NIH as a contractor with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). In 1996, Ms. Bartlett became the Government Manager of the NICHD Shared Facility and subsequently the Laboratory Facilities and Fisheries Manager for NICHD in 2002, managing a diversity of aquatic facilities including zebrafish and Xenopus as well as the 19,000 tank shared zebrafish facility on the Bethesda campus.


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William G. Greer, BS, CPIA, LAT

Assistant Vice President for Research, Animal Program Compliance Oversight; Director, Animal Care and Use Office
University of MichiganPresident, IACUC Administrators Association

Bill Greer: received his Bachelor’s in Microbiology from Penn State University in 1985. He currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan. His previous roles included Associate Director for Research Compliance at the Pennsylvania State University, and research technician, production manager and safety officer at Intervet, State College, PA (Formally Tri Bio Laboratories). In 2005, he organized and held the first IACUC Administrators’ Best Practices Meeting, which establish a venue for administrators to informally meet to discuss programmatic concerns. He continues to facilitate at least three annual Best Practice Meetings. In 2007, he initiated the process of establishing the IACUC Administrators Association (IAA); a professional organization of IACUC Administrators. In 2010, he chaired the founding committee for the non-profit education based IAA organization. He now serves as the president and chairman of the IAA board of directors. Since 2007, Bill has served as ad hoc consultant to AAALAC Council where he performs institutional program reviews, assessments, and status determinations. He served as a member of the Council of Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA). He continues to serve as an educator for the IACUC Administrative community and has lectured at multiple venues including PRIM&R, AALAS, CIC, C3, Biomedical Association Meetings, and Administrators Best Practice Meetings.


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Grant Lyon

Program Operations Analyst, Office of Animal Welfare
University of Washington

I have been working in research compliance at the University of Washington (UW) since 2012. In that time I have been involved in: the administrative review of IACUC protocols and follow-on submissions, the review of grant submissions, ensuring timely review of submissions, several process improvement (Lean) projects, the customization, implementation, and maintenance of UW's electronic IACUC solution, and most recently have taken over responsibility for all interinstitutional agreements, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), and interinstitutional assurances involving vertebrate animals at UW.

Grant Lyon
Program Operations Analyst
Office of Animal Welfare
University of Washington


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