Back to the Basics; The PHS Assurance – the new and renewal process, Webinar
The objective of each webinar is to provide participants the opportunity to discuss common practices used across the IACUC administrative community. During the webinar, a specific topic will be analyzed by meeting facilitators and attendees to identify and refine practices that can be used to achieve desired goals.
To help initiate the discussion, one of our colleagues from the IACUC administrative community will present ideas that focus on the topic of choice. Colleagues from OLAW and the USDA will participate in our discussions and help to refine and validate practices. Attendees are encouraged to submit (firstname.lastname@example.org) questions PRIOR TO the webinar and will be encouraged to interact by discussing their own institutions practices.
During this webinar, Jane Na, NIH, OLAW, Director of the Division of Assurances will initiate a discussion preparing and renewing a PHS Animal Welfare Assurance with OLAW. She will discuss the role of the role of the institution, and the role of OLAW during the session. This webinar should include a lot of questions and answers, so be prepared to engage the group.
Bill Greer: received his Bachelor’s in Microbiology from Penn State University in 1985. He currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan. His previous roles included Associate Director for Research Compliance at the Pennsylvania State University, and research technician, production manager and Safety Officer at Intervet, State College, PA (Formally Tri Bio Laboratories). In 2005, he organized and held the first IACUC Administrators’ Best Practices Meeting, which establish a venue for administrators meet informally and discuss programmatic concerns. In 2007, he initiated the process of establishing the IACUC Administrators Association (IAA), which is a professional organization of IACUC Administrators. He now serves as the president and chair of the IAA board of directors. Since 2007, Bill has served as ad hoc specialist to AAALAC Council where he participates in institutional program reviews, assessments, and status determinations. He served as a member of the Council of Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA). He continues to facilitate training activities at multiple venues including PRIM&R, AALAS, BTAA, and both IACUC and IBC Administrators Best Practice Meetings.
Ron E. Banks: received his veterinary degree from Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and retired a Colonel from the United States Army Veterinary Corps. After postings as the Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado; and Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; and the Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; he is currently retired. Along his professional journey he has contributed as Council Member on AAALAC’s Council on Accreditation; Chairman of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee; Board Member for the IACUC Administrator’s Association; and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Banks is board certified with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine; and he is a Charter Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare.
Jane Na, D.V.M. is a Veterinary Medical Officer in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), and the Director, Division of Assurances and provides support to the Division of Compliance Oversight. Some of her duties include negotiation of Animal Welfare Assurances, review of compliance cases, and review of Vertebrate Animal Sections, which describe proposed animal activities in grant and contract applications. Dr. Na completed her laboratory animal medicine residency as well as her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan and attained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. Prior to joining OLAW, Dr. Na was the Lead Analyst at the University of California San Francisco in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program office.
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