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2017-2018 IACUC Committee

Institutional Official
Dr. Heather Coltman Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
Dr. Norman E. Garrison Faculty Department of Biology
Ms. Tamara Hatch Administrative Faculty Sponsored Programs Administration
Dr. Chris Lantz Faculty Biology
Dr. Melanie Shoup-Knox Faculty Department of Psychology
Ms. K. T. Vaughan Faculty Libraries & Educational Technologies
Vivarium Facility Manager
Mr. Michael Love Office of Research Integrity
Dr. Annette Hildabrand Attending Veterinarian
Nonaffiliated Member
Ms. Kathleen Gass
Environmental Health Coordinator
Ms. Marcella Mullenax   Risk Management 
Student Reprentative
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.