Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Animal Care

The Converse College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a federally mandated entity that receives its authority from the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and the Health Research Extension Act (Public Health Service Act). At Converse IACUC is charged to ensure that all aspects of the use and care of laboratory animals are in compliance with national policies.

Converse IACUC Members

Report inappropriate use, inhumane treatment or inadequate care of animals to any of the following:

Institutional Official: Dr. Jeff Barker 864-596-9091
IACUC Chair: Dr. Richard Keen 864-596-9135
IACUC Member: Dr. Neval Erturk
IACUC Member: Reverend Jason Loscuito
IACUC Member: Dr. Chris Varnon
IACUC Member Not Affiliated with Converse: Dr. David Pittman
Consulting Veterinarian: Dr. Kevin Elliott

Anonymity of the reporting individual will be strictly protected.

Forms for Researchers

All research, teaching, and outreach activities involving vertebrate animals at Converse College must receive approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before initiation of the activity. Contact Dr. Rich Keen if you need assistance.

Policies for Use of Laboratory Animals in Research & Teaching

Resources on the Use of Laboratory Animals

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