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2015-2016 IACUC Committee

Institutional Official
Dr. Jerry Benson Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Dr. Norman E. Garrison Faculty Department of Biology
Dr. Suzanne C. Baker Faculty Department of Psychology
Ms. Tamara Hatch Administrative Faculty Sponsored Programs Administration
Dr. Chris Lantz Faculty Biology
Dr. Josh Linder Faculty Sociology & Anthropology
Dr. Debbie Mohler Faculty Department of Chemistry
Dr. Brenda Ryals Faculty Communication Sciences & Disorders
Ms. K. T. Vaughan Faculty Rose Library
Vivarium Facility Manager
Mr. Michael Love Office of Research Integrity
Dr. Len Murray Attending Veterinarian SoBran, Inc.
Community Representative
Ms. Kathleen Gass
Ex Officio
Ms. Carolyn Strong Office of Research Integrity


Per the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th Edition) and JMU's Animal Welfare Assurance, the IACUC membership is comprised of:

• a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine either certified (e.g., by ACLAM, ECLAM, JCLAM, KCLAM) or with training and experience in labo­ratory animal science and medicine or in the use of the species at the institution, 

• at least one practicing scientist experienced in research involving animals,

• at least one member from a nonscientific background, drawn from inside or outside the institution, and

• at least one public member to represent general community inter­ests in the proper care and use of animals.