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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 Applied Veterinary Science
Hokkaido University
www.hokudai.ac.jp

R. Wayne Barbee , Ph.D.
President and CEO
Barbee Lab Animal Consulting, LLC

David E. Bentzel , V.M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Director, Veterinary Service Center
Department of Comparative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
www.stanford.edu

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

Heinz Brandstetter , Dr. met. Vet.
Head of Animal Research
Faculty of Medicine
University of Augsburg
www.uni-augsburg.de/en/

Laurie Brignolo , D.V.M.
Executive Director, Research and Teaching
Animal Care Program, Campus Veterinary Services
University of California, Davis
www.ucdavis.edu/

Aurora M. Bronstad , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chief Veterinarian/Facility Leader Animal
Department of Clinical Medicine
University of Bergen
www.uib.no

Calvin B. Carpenter , D.V.M.
Independent Consultant
www.akcchf.org/

Bart Carter , D.V.M., M.S.
Assistant Vice President - Animal Resources
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
www.utsouthwestern.edu

Donald B. Casebolt , D.V.M., M.P.V.M.
Executive Director, Department of Animal Resources
University of Southern California
www.usc.edu

Patty H. Chen , D.V.M.
Deputy Director
Animal Care and Use Review Office
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
mrdc.amedd.army.mil/

Sonja T. Chou , V.M.D., M.S.
Director, Laboratory Animal Resources and
Clinical Assistant Professor
NYU Shanghai
www.shanghai.nyu.edu

Lesley A. Colby , D.V.M., M.S.
Senior Director, Animal Resources and Operations
Department of Comparative Medicine
University of Washington
www.washington.edu/

Egeenee Q. Daniels , D.V.M.
Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine
and Attending Veterinarian
University of North Texas Health Science Center
www.unthsc.edu.

Yuan-Ji Eric Day , M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor and Consultant of the Dean Office
Department of Anesthesiology
Tung's Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital
www.tzuchi.com.tw/en

Delphine G. Denais-Lalieve , D.V.M.
Designated Veterinarian/Animal Resources Head
IRSN (Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety)
www.irsn.fr

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

Stephen A. Felt , D.V.M., M.P.H.
Professor
Comparative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
www.stanford.edu

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

Linda K. Fulton , D.V.M., M.S.
Private Consultant

Rose T. Gillesby , D.V.M.
Senior Director
Biocontainment Research, Veterinary Services and Poultry Operations
Zoetis
www.zoetis.com

Troy M. Hallman , M.S., V.M.D.
Director, Office of Animal Research
Office of Research Administration
Yale University
www.yale.edu

Susan B. Harper , D.V.M., M.S.
Veterinary Medical Officer and
ARS Animal Care Use Program Manager
USDA, ARS, Office of National Programs
www.ars.usda.gov/research/

Jann Hau , M.D.
Chair of Comparative Medicine, HOD
Department of Experimental Medicine
University of Copenhagen and University Hospitals
www.ku.dk

Tracy M. Heenan , D.V.M., CPIA
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory
and Director, Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
www.unc.edu/

Debra L. Hickman , D.V.M., M.S.
Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
www.medicine.iu.edu

Judy M. Hickman-Davis , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Laboratory Animal Training Program
The Ohio State University
www.osu.edu

Lorraine R. Hill , D.V.M.
Associate Professor and Section Chief
Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
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.
Vice President
Integrated Biological Platform Sciences
GlaxoSmithKline
www.gsk.com/en-gb/home/

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, Animal Resource Program
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
vbs.psu.edu/

Vickie L. Jarrell , M.S., Ph.D.
Director, Animal Care and Use Program
Office of Integrity
Oregon Health and Science University
www.ohsu.edu/

Rony Kalman , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director
Authority for Biological and Biomedical Models
The Hebrew University
new.huji.ac.il/en

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

Cheng Fen Lai , D.V.M.
Attending Veterinarian
Laboratory Animal Center
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung
www.chang-gung.com/en

Byeong Han Lee , D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Chief Researcher
Laboratory Animal Center
Osong Medical Innovation Foundation
www.kbiohealth.kr/

Connie Y.H. Leung , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Technical Director
Centre for Comparative Medicine Research
The University of Hong Kong
www.lau.hku.hk

Yao Li , Ph.D., D.V.M., RLATG
Director
Department of Laboratory Animal Science
School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
en.sjtu.edu.cn/

Chung-Tiang Liang , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Principal Scientist and Veterinarian
Animal Facility
Novo Nordisk Research Centre China
www.novonordisk.com.cn

Natividad M. Lood , D.V.M.
Private Consultant

Christopher L. Medina , D.V.M.
Director
Comparative Medicine
AbbVie
www.abbvie.com

Keiji Miyata , Ph.D., D.V.M.
Secretary General
Veterinary Education Support Organization

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

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

Helena Paradell , D.V.M., M.Sc.
Animal Welfare Senior Manager
Zoetis Manufacturing & Research Spain, S.L.
www.zoetis.es/

Yasmina A. Paramastri , Drh.
Deputy Director
Comparative Medicine
National University of Singapore
www.nus.edu.sg

Suresh Poosala , D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
OncoSeek Bio Pvt Ltd.

Nathaniel Powell , D.V.M., M.S.
*serving in his personal capacity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

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.
Associate Director Animal Resources and
Animal Welfare Officer
Abbvie Deutschland GmbH & Co KG
www.abbvie.com

Leslie Retnam , B.Vet.Sc., MLAS, MRCVS
Senior Associate Director
IACUC Office
National University of Singapore
www.nus.edu.sg

Dewi K. Rowlands , M.Phil., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Comparative Medicine Research
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
www.lau.hku.hk

Kazumasu Sasaki , B.V.Sc., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Akita Cerebrospinal and Cardiovascular Center
www.akita-noken.jp/

Kim E. Saunders , D.V.M.
Director and Professor
Comparative Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
www.ohsu.edu

David G. Schabdach , D.V.M., M.S.
Attending Veterinarian and Associate Vice Pres.
for Research and Innovation, OVPRI, Animal Resources and Care Division
Virginia Tech
vt.edu/

Rebecca S. Schwiebert , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Attending Veterinarian
Center for Comparative Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
www.bcm.edu/

Robert S. Sikes , M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
www.ualr.edu

Barbara L. Smith , D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.
Senior Director
Redstone Family Vivarium
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
www.dana-farber.org

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

Mark A. Suckow , D.V.M.
Associate Vice President for Research
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu

Makoto Suzuki , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Advisor for Animal Welfare
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
www.oist.jp

Douglas K. Taylor , D.V.M., M.S., B.S.
Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Services,
Attending Veterinarian, Professor of Physiology
Augusta University
www.emory.edu

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

Patricia V. Turner , M.S., D.V.M., D.V.Sc.
Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare
Charles River Laboratories
www.criver.com

Mayu Uchihashi , D.V.M.
Senior Veterinarian
Medtronic Innovation Center Japan
Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd.
www.medtronic.com

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

Jianfei Wang , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Immunophage Biotech. Ltd
www.geneomed.com/

Nicola L. Watts , B.Sc., B.Vet.Med., Cert LAS, DLAS, MRCVS
Director of Animal Services
University of Bristol
www.bris.ac.uk

Jacob R. Werner , V.M.D.
Research Professor and Attending Veterinarian for
Agricultural Animals and Wildlife; Animal Resource Program
The Pennsylvania State University
www.psu.edu

Mark T. Whary , D.V.M., Ph.D.
Private Consultant

Ronald P. Wilson , V.M.D., M.S.
George T. Harrell Professor and Chair
Department of Comparative Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
www.med.psu.edu

Imelda L. Winoto , D.V.M., Sert. DHPHL
Attending Veterinarian
Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology
www.mrinstitute.org