Many faculty and students in the School do research involving animal subjects. The care and use of these subjects are regulated by the Animal Welfare Act, which is implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The University has one assurance with the federal government (the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare [OLAW]) and, therefore, the University has one animal care and use committee (IACUC). Faculty from the School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the Homewood campus serve on this committee.
School of Public Health IACUC Representatives
All animal users MUST be registered with the Animal Exposure Surveillance Program (AESP). This program is managed by the Occupational Health Services, Church Hospital, 98 N. Broadway, Room 421 (phone 410-955-6211.)
An approved protocol MUST be obtained before animals can be purchased.
Questions involving submissions of protocols to the IACUC should be addressed to Mickie Bell-Frasier at (443) 287-3738. An online internet training module is available at https://secure.lwservers.net/jhmrct/. (Click on Courses, then select Animal Care and Use.) This training module MUST be completed by all animal users.
Animal Care and Use Committee Seminar Schedule