How to Train Your IACUC: Keys to Developing a Successful IACUC Member Training Program - Part II

Wednesday, March 21
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Morrow

The Guide charges institutions with the daunting task of adequately training their IACUC members on everything from animal use laws and regulations to protocol and program review to inspection of animal facilities. This can raise questions: Which topics should be prioritized and how should priority be determined? What are the benefits of using pre-existing training materials versus developing training content in-house? Which learning strategies are most effective for different types of information? Can training opportunities be leveraged from unexpected sources? In the second part of this two-part session, attendees will work on strategies to develop or enhance IACUC training efforts at their own institutions. During part II of this session, speakers and attendees will:

Samantha Augustowski, BS

Compliance Coordinator, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance; Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development; Operations
Arizona State University

Samantha discovered research compliance when she started as student worker at Arizona State Univeristy's Office of Research Integrity and Assurance in July 2012, while working on her BS in Psychology. It turned into a career path for her.  Samantha's main area deals with the IACUC, which covers animal research and teaching activities, held on campus.  She also provides support for the IBC, which covers work that deals with biological, recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules or the use of infectious agents. Samantha is a big animal-lover, which is why she is dedicated to ensuring that those who partake in animal research activities, not only follow, but also understand, the federal, state and local regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, through a customer service approach. Often times, she will say that two of her favorite aspects of her job are (1) being surrounded by first-class scientists who are leaders in their fields; and (2) being exposed to all the research that is being done on campus, that not only benefits humans, but animals as well.


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Jennifer F. Iwamoto, DVM

Review Scientist, Office of Animal Welfare
University of Washington

Dr. Jennifer Iwamoto is a Review Scientist in the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) at the University of Washington (UW). Jennifer received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University and completed an internship in equine medicine at the Ohio State University before moving back home to Seattle. She joined UW in 2011 as a Research Scientist, where she helped develop drug-lipid nanoparticles for the treatment of HIV, and conducted proof-of-principle studies using rodent and non-human primate models. Jennifer relocated to OAW in 2015, where her responsibilities include protocol review, grant-protocol congruence, and post-approval monitoring. She also serves as a member of UW’s IACUC. Jennifer enjoys the collaborative nature of her work, and her role in supporting cutting-edge and conscientious biomedical research.


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