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Council on Accreditation

AAALAC's Council on Accreditation is comprised of some of the best animal care and use professionals and researchers from around the globe. They conduct the site visits and program evaluations that determine which institutions are awarded AAALAC accreditation. The Council includes North American, European and Pacific Rim sections which evaluate programs in their respective regions.

The Council's Mission Statement is as follows:

The AAALAC International Council on Accreditation promotes quality and continuing improvement of the well-being of animals used in research, testing, and teaching, the health and safety of personnel, and the animal-based research itself. These are accomplished through the conduct of peer reviews of animal care and use programs, conferring an accreditation status, educational efforts, and on-going communications with stakeholders. The Council's activities are principled in the application of performance-based standards and professional judgment within the framework of Three Primary Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NRC 2011), the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (FASS 2010), and the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes (ETS 123), as well as applicable reference resources, and relevant governmental regulations.

Current Council members include:

Takashi Agui, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor
Laboratory Animal Sci & Med, Dept. of Disease Control
Hokkaido University
www.hokudai.ac.jp/en/

Cecile L. Baccanale, D.V.M.
Director, Animal Care Services
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Connecticut
www.uconn.edu

Marion Berard, M.M.B.S., D.V.M., Ph.D.
Deputy Manager of the Animal Facilities
Animalerie Centrale
Institut Pasteur
www.pasteur.fr/en

Gary L. Borkowski, D.V.M., M.S.
Senior Research Advisor
Eli Lilly and Company
www.lilly.com

Aurora Brønstad, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chief Veterinarian/Facility Leader Animal
Facilities
University of Bergen
www.uib.no

Elizabeth J. Browder, D.V.M., M.S.
Associate Executive Director
Comparative Medicine Program
Texas A&M University
www.tamu.edu

Calvin B. Carpenter, D.V.M.
Head, Animal Resources
Alcon Research, Ltd.-Fort Worth, Texas, Novartis AG
www.alcon.com

Bart Carter, D.V.M., M.S.
Director, Animal Resource Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
www.utsouthwestern.edu

Yan Chang, M.S., Ph.D.
General Manager
Shanghai Innostar Bio-tech Co. Ltd.
www.ncdser.com

J. G. Collins, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Anesthesiology
Yale University School of Medicine
www.yale.edu

William E. Dale, Ph.D.
Research Integrity Officer
Animal Care and Use
Oregon Health and Science University
www.ohsu.edu

Egeenee Q. Daniels, D.V.M.
Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center
www.hsc.unt.edu

Yuan-Ji Eric Day, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Department of Anesthesiology
Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation
www.cgmh.org.tw

Thierry Decelle, D.V.M., M.Sc.
Global Animal Welfare Officer
Sanofi Pasteur SA
www.sanofipasteur.com

Helen E. Diggs, M.Ed., D.V.M.
Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center and
Attending Veterinarian, Professor,College of Veterinarian Medicine
Oregon State University
www.oregonstate.edu

Gaylen L. Edwards, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chair, IACUC and Professor and
Head, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
The University of Georgia
www.uga.edu

Carol L. Eisenhauer, D.V.M.
Private Consultant

James J. Elliott, D.V.M.
Executive Director, Comparative Medicine Program
Division of Research
Texas A&M University
www.tamu.edu

Patricia L. Foley, D.V.M., CPIA
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Division of Comparative Medicine
Georgetown University
www.georgetown.edu

Stephen P. Ford, Ph.D.
Professor and Rochelle Endowed Chair
Department of Animal Science
University of Wyoming
www.uwyo.edu

Linda K. Fulton, D.V.M., M.S.
Assistant Director
Laboratory Animal Facilities
University of Mississippi Medical Center
www.umc.edu

John Zhaolong Gong, Ph.D., M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
3d Medicines
www.beigene.com

Andrew W. Grady, D.V.M., M.S.
Director
Center for Comparative Research
University of Mississippi Medical Center
www.umc.edu

Jann Hau, M.D.
Chair of Comparative Medicine
and Head of Department of Experimental Medicine
University of Copenhagen and State Hospital
www.ku.dk

Lorraine R. Hill, D.V.M.
Section Chief, Experimental Surgery
and Imaging Support
MD Anderson Cancer Center
www.mdanderson.org

Chou-Chu Hong, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Board Director and Special Consultant
Level Biotechnology, Inc.
www.level.com.tw

Marc S. Hulin, D.V.M.
Exec Director Preclinical & Institutional Official
Comparative Animal Research
Amgen, Inc.
www.amgen.com

Richard B. Huneke, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Executive Director
University Laboratory Animal Resources
Drexel University
www.drexelmed.edu

Gabi Itter, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Head, In Vivo Research Center Frankfurt
Translational In vivo Models (TIM)
Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
www.sanofi.de/

Todd A. Jackson, D.V.M.
Director of Animal Resources and
University Attending Veterinarian
Division of the Vice President for Research, Oklahoma State University
www.okstate.edu

Christopher S. King, D.V.M.
Associate Vice President for Research Compliance
Office of Research
The University of Georgia
www.uga.edu

Natividad M. Lood, D.V.M.
Associate Director
Animal Welfare and Comparative Medicine
Covance Pharmaceutical Research and Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Ronald M. McLaughlin, D.V.M., M.S.
Emeritus Professor
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
University of Missouri-Columbia

Scott A. Mischler, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Private Consultant
Mischler Veterinary Services

Randall J. Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Peter Nowlan, D.V.M., M.Sc.
Adjunct Professor
Department of Zoology
Trinity College Dublin
www.tcd.ie

Bryan E. Ogden, D.V.M.
Director and Chief Veterinary Officer
SingHealth Experimental Medicine Centre
www.singhealth.com.sg

Wanyong Pang, B.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Director
Translational in vivo Models Global Research Platform, R & D
Sanofi
www.sanofi-aventis.com

Yasmina A. Paramastri, Drh.
Senior Assoc. Director/Head of Veterinary Services
Comparative Medicine
National University of Singapore
www.nus.edu.sg

Suresh Poosala, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Group Director
Biologics Discovery Center
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
www.bmsi.co.in

Robert H. Quinn, D.V.M.
Associate VP for Research Integrity
Department of Laboratory Animal Resources
SUNY Upstate Medical University
www.upstate.edu

Susanne Rensing, D.V.M.
Head of Animal Welfare, Facility Budget &
Technical Platforms
Abbvie Deutschland GmbH & Co KG
www.abbvie.com

Leslie Retnam, B.Vet.Sc., MLAS, MRCVS
Director, Veterinary Services
Biomedical Sciences Institutes
www.a-star.edu.sg

Janet B. Rodgers, D.V.M., M.S., MRCVS
Private Consultant

James T. Sheets, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Director
Office of Animal Resources
University of Iowa
www.uiowa.edu

Robert S. Sikes, Ph.D.
Director, Basic Animal Services Unit
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
www.ualr.edu

Barbara L. Smith, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Senior Director, Animal Resources Facility
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
www.dana-farber.org

James G. Strake, D.V.M.
Research Director/Attending Veterinarian
Animal Research Support
Zoetis
www.zoetis.com

Mark A. Suckow, D.V.M.
Director, Research Animal Resources and
Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota
www.nd.edu

Makoto Suzuki, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Animal Resources Section
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
www.oist.jp

Joseph D. Thulin, D.V.M., M.S.
Director
Biomedical Resource Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
www.mcw.edu

Peggy T. Tinkey, D.V.M.
Chairman and Professor
Comparative Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
www.mdanderson.org

Creighton J. Trahan, D.V.M.
Private Consultant

Patricia V. Turner, M.S., D.V.M., D.V.Sc.
Professor and Program Leader, LAS
University of Guelph
www.uoguelph.ca

Samuel Vidal, D.V.M., M.B.M.
Assistant Director
Biovivo
VetAgro Sup
www.icbl.vetagro-sup.fr

Joana Visa, Ph.D., D.V.M., CMAR
Private Consultant

Jianfei Wang, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director and Head, Laboratory Animal Sciences
GlaxoSmithKline R&D China
www.gsk-china.com

Mark T. Whary, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Associate Director
Division of Comparative Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
www.mit.edu

Rebecca A. Wiltshire, D.V.M.*
*serving in her personal capacity
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Jeffrey D. Wyatt, D.V.M.
Professor and Chair
Department of Comparative Medicine
University of Rochester
www.rochester.edu

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