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IACUC

The purpose of the Hood College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to assure that all research involving warm-blooded vertebrate animals associated with the College conforms to applicable Maryland and federal regulations. Hood College is committed to maintaining high standards for the care and use of animals in research as outlined by the "U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training" . All research involving warm-blooded vertebrate animals at Hood College must accord with the IACUC guidelines and be approved by the IACUC prior to its commencement (submit completed Hood College Animal Study Proposal form to IACUC@hood.edu). Although at this time Hood College IACUC policy is specific to warm-blooded vertebrate animals utilized for research, individuals employing any vertebrate animal for either teaching or research purposes at Hood College are encouraged to utilize the IACUC. See Hood College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Policy and Procedures for information regarding review of Hood College Animal Study Proposals, as well as guidelines for the procurement, handling, care, and treatment of warm-blooded vertebrate animals utilized for research at Hood College. All individuals involved in research utilizing warm-blooded vertebrate animals at Hood College must complete online training. Questions regarding appropriate training should be directed to the IACUC.

IACUC members for 2011-2012

  • Eric Annis, Biology
  • Sue Carney, Biology
  • Shannon Kundey, Psychology
  • Jolene Sanders, Sociology/Social Work
  • Karen Colon, DVM, Smithsburg Vet Clinic
  • John G. Miller, DVM
  • Dr. Claudio Ortiz

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