Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee: 2014-2015

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, 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, one (1) 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. Charley Deal, Interim Director of Research, Grants, and Contracts
Erica Carroll, Veterinary Technician
Dr. Jason Roberts, UTM Veterinarian
Dr. Tom Blanchard, Faculty Representative (2019)
Dr. Emalee Buttrey, Faculty Representative (2021)
Dr. Joaquin Goyret, Faculty Representative (2022)
Dr. Justin Martin, Faculty Representative (non-animal use background, 2018)
Dr. Rachna Tewari, Faculty Representative and Chair (2020)
Michelle Jones, Community Representative (2018)

(*Indicates ex-officio member of the Committee)


All meetings will be held at 4:00 in the first floor conference room of the Administration Building.

2017-2018 Meeting Dates:

September 25

October 30

November 27

January 29

February 26

March 26

April 30


2016-2017 Meeting Dates:

September 12

October 10

November 14

January 16

February 13

March 13

April 10

May 8

Institutional Review Board Application

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1st Floor Conference Room Form

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