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: Executive Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development, one (1) university veterinary technician, attending veterinarian serving on the faculty in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources or designee (alternate CITI-trained university veterinarian permitted, if the attending veterinarian is absent or must recuse him/herself as PI on a protocol) ,and five (5) 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, two (2) public members, a voting and a non-voting alternate, independent of the university will represent general community interests in the proper care and use of animals and will be appointed to one-year terms as follows: the members of the committee shall compile a list of nominees acceptable to the full committee and submit it to the Executive Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development 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. Charley Deal, Executive Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development
*Ms. Kelly Kennedy, Veterinary Technician
Dr. Clint Ary, UTM Veterinarian (2023)
Dr. Jack Grubaugh, Faculty Representative (2025)
Dr. Emalee Buttrey, Faculty Representative (2021)
Dr. Joaquin Goyret, Faculty Representative (2022)
Ms. Caren Nichter, Faculty Representative (non-animal use background) (2024)
Dr. Rachna Tewari, Faculty Representative, Chair (2020)
Ms. Jenny Claiborne, Community Representative (voting) (2020)
Ms. Ginger Randolph, Community Alternate (non-voting) (2020)
(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)