History of U.S. Animal Welfare Oversight

The ICARE Project presented an online panel discussion: History of US Animal Welfare Oversight. This free webinar was broadcast live via Zoom on September 24, 2021

Panelists shared their longstanding commitment to humane care and use of animals in the conduct of scientific research, including the development, harmonization, and implementation of the PHS Policy and Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, the origin of IACUCs, commitment to performance standards, minimization of administrative burden, and operation of quality animal care and use programs. Panelists included: 

  • Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM, ICARE faculty, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
  • B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW, Management Consultant 
  • Jerry Collins, PhD, (Ret) Yale University School of Medicine
  • Ron Dehaven, DVM, MBA, Dehaven Veterinary Solutions, (Ret) USDA, AVMA
  • Betty Goldentyer, DVM, Deputy Administrator, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care
  • Nelson Garnett, DVM, DACLAM, (Ret) Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
  • Charlie McCarthy, PhD (Ret) Office for Protection from Research Risks, NIH assisted by Amy (Kuei-Lan) Chuang, MS, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Carolyn McKinnie, DVM, ICARE Faculty, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care
  • John Miller, DVM, DACLAM, (Ret) Office of Protection from Research Risks, Animal Welfare Division, NIH; AAALAC
  • Prentice, Ernie, PhD, ICARE Faculty, (Ret) University of Nebraska
  • Susan Brust Silk, MS, ICARE Faculty, (Ret) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH 
  • Robert Whitney, DVM, MS, DACLAM, (Ret) RADM, USPHS (participated writing)
Supporting Materials
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