Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Lewis & Clark’s Animal Care and Use in Research and Teaching Policy ensures the appropriate care, use and humane treatment of animals being used for research, testing and education. 

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) oversees the institution’s animal programs, facilities and procedures and must review and approve all research involving live vertebrate animals prior to research initiation.  The IACUC serves as a resource, providing guidance in fulfilling the obligation to plan and conduct all animal use procedures with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.

Lewis & Clark’s Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance number is A4746-01.

Current Committee Membership
Yueping Zhang, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychology, IACUC Chair
Tamily Weissman, PhD -  Associate Professor of Biology
Kristi Bartho - Community Member
E.J. Carter, PhD - Special Collections & Archives Librarian
Kim Saunders, DVM - Director and Professor of Comparative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Norma Velazquez-Ulloa, PhD - Associate Professor of Biology

Administered by the Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance Office. Contact:

Institutional Official: David Reese, Vice President, Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Board Secretary

Meeting Schedule: The IACUC meets three times each year (fall, spring, summer).  Facility inspections occur during each meeting.

Training Requirements
Research involving animals requires additional training. Lewis & Clark subscribes to online training modules through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Step-by-step instructions for registering and using CITI, and a course guide to help you select the appropriate modules for your research may be found here


External Resources
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