Significant Changes and Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC): What's Working, What's Not

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

The Significant Changes Guidance has the potential to allow institutions to more rapidly respond to the changing needs of investigators, especially with regards to changes in items that fall under the traditional veterinary purview of analgesics and anesthetics as part of the VVC sections of the guidance. Attendees should review the two OLAW webinars on this topic before attending this session. Through the use of case based discussions, speakers and attendees will:

Jori K. Leszczynski, DVM, DACLAM

Associate Professor of Pathology, University Veterinarian, Director for the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources
University of Colorado Denver

Jori K. Leszczynski, DVM, DACLAM, is the director of the office of laboratory animal resources and attending veterinarian at the University of Colorado Denver, and an associate professor of pathology in the School of Medicine. Dr. Leszczynski attended The Ohio State University for her bachelor’s and veterinary degrees, performed her residency in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and became a Diplomate of ACLAM in 2004. In 2002, Dr. Leszczynski became the Assistant Director of the biological resources unit at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and was named Associate Director in 2004. In 2006, she was named Director and Attending Veterinarian of the Biological Resources Center at National Jewish Health and, in 2009, she moved to her current position at the University of Colorado Denver. For most of 2013, Dr. Leszczynski assisted the University of Colorado Boulder as the Interim Director and Attending Veterinarian, while still retaining her position at CU Denver. Dr. Leszczynski has performed service for ACLAM, ASLAP, as a member of the Board of Directors, AALAS’ Mile High Branch as president, and AALAS on the ILAM Committee. Dr. Leszczynski has been a member of the PRIMR IACUC Conference Planning Committee since 2013, serving as co-chair for the 2016, 2017, and now 2018 meeting.


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Brent C. Morse, DVM, DACLAM

Acting Director, Division of Compliance Oversight

Brent C. Morse is the Acting Director of the Division of Compliance Oversight within the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland. He is a 1987 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has served as an ad hoc site visitor for AAALAC, International. His previous positions included Acting Chief of the Veterinary Medicine Branch of the Division of Veterinary Resources at NIH while a Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service and several management positions as a Veterinary Corps Officer with the U.S. Army.


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Gwen Waddingham, BA, CPIA

IACUC Coordinator, Office of the IACUC, Veterinarian Department
University of Iowa

Gwendolyn Waddingham, BA, CPIA; IACUC Coordinator, Office of the IACUC, University of Iowa
Gwendolyn Waddingham received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central College in 2006, majoring in chemistry and biology. With a passion in science and several years administrative experience, she joined the University of Iowa in 2009 as an IACUC Administrative Assistant. In 2012, she received her CPIA certification from PRIM&R and was promoted to IACUC Coordinator where she serves the IACUC, members of the animal care program, and animal research community.


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