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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.
Laboratory Animal Sci & Med, Dept. of Disease Control
Hokkaido University

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

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

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

Aurora Brønstad, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chief Veterinarian/Facility Leader Animal
University of Bergen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wanyong Pang, B.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Translational in vivo Models Global Research Platform, R & D

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

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

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

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

Leslie Retnam, B.Vet.Sc., MLAS, MRCVS
Director, Veterinary Services
Biomedical Sciences Institutes

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

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

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

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

James G. Strake, D.V.M.
Research Director/Attending Veterinarian
Animal Research Support

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

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

Joseph D. Thulin, D.V.M., M.S.
Biomedical Resource Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

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

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

Samuel Vidal, D.V.M., M.B.M.
Assistant Director
VetAgro Sup

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

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

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

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