PURPOSE : The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving research and teaching protocols using non-human animals and to inspect facilities used to maintain them to ensure ethical treatment of animals by faculty and student researchers.
COMPOSITION : Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts, the attending veterinarian serving on the faculty in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, and five additional faculty members, one of whom shall come from a non-animal use background, representing at least three departments chosen by the Administrative Committee on Committees to serve six-year overlapping terms. In addition, one public member independent of the university will represent general community interests in the proper care and use of animals and will be appointed to a one-year term as follows: The members of the committee shall compile a list of nominees acceptable to the full committee and submit it to the Director of Research, Grants and Contracts who, in consultation with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will select the community representative from the presented list. The chair of the Committee will be elected by the outgoing Committee.
REPORTING CHANNEL : Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
*Dr. Joan West, Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts
Dr. Jason Roberts, UTM Veterinarian (2015)
Dr. Nancy Buschhaus, Faculty Representative, Chair, (2014)
Ms. Denise Connell, Faculty Representative (2016)
Dr. Karoline Pershell, Faculty Representative (2018)
Dr. Brad Ray, Faculty Representative (2017)
Dr. Donald Shaw, Faculty Representative (2013)
Mrs. Carla Field, Community Representative (2013)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)