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University Animal Care and Use Committee

2019-2020 Membership: (Per APSU Policy 2:007 Research involving Animals) 6 Faculty (including one non-scientist), 1 Student, 1 Community Representative not affiliated with APSU, 1 veterinarian, 2 ex officio (assistant director of safety environ comp; director of research and sponsored programs) Faculty committee members (with the exception of the non-scientist faculty)  should represent the departments currently conducting animal-based research. Terms and appointment to the IACUC shall be for three years, with appointments staggered to insure continuity of membership.  Any member whose knowledge or expertise is critical to the committee’s work may serve multiple, consecutive terms.

Description: The committee has the responsibility for ensuring that Austin Peay is in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) and its amendments, the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and other Federal statutes and regulations relating to animals.

(Approver: Provost/SVPAA)

Name Area Department Service Term*
Gilbert Pitts, Chair Faculty, CoSTEM Biology 2012-2020**
Dan Meyer Faculty, CoB Business, Non-scientist 2016-2021**
Jane Semler Faculty, CoSTEM Allied Health Sciences 2019-2022**
Rodney Mills Faculty, CoSTEM Agriculture 2012-2019**
Brian Hock Faculty, CoBHS Psychology 2012-2019**
Stefan Woltmann Faculty, CoSTEM Biology 2013-2020**
Daniel M. Price Student Student Representative 2020-2021
Christina Galben Vet, CoSTEM Veterinarian 2013-2022**
Laura Coleman Community Rep drlaura4kids@gmail.com 2018-2021**
John Johnson Staff Educational Opportunity Center ex officio 
Carl Gerhold Finance and Administration Director, Safety Environmental Compliance ex officio 

* Service Term is September through August
** Time served restrictions may be waived in the case of any member whose knowledge/expertise is critical to the committee’s work.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the University Animal Care and Use Committee, please contact:

Gilbert Pitts
Email: pittsg@apsu.edu