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Animal Care and Use

The University of South Alabama's Assurance of Compliance with Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals is as follows:
Assurance Number: A3288-01
Effective Date: February 10, 2012
Expiration Date: December 31, 2015
AAALAC* accredited since March 2, 1999
*Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
AAALAC Accreditation Letter
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC):
Animal Welfare Policy Statement
University of South Alabama
The responsible use of animals is an essential part of the research, education and service missions of the University of South Alabama. It is the University community’s responsibility to insure that these animals are used and cared for in a humane way. If you observe, or are informed about, inhumane or inappropriate care or use of an animal at the University, you should report the problem to the University so that action can be taken. You may address your concerns to the following, depending on your preference:
1. Dr. Diego Alvarez, MD,Ph.D., Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). 460-6392. E-mail

2. Ms. Jennifer Chaplin, Research Compliance Coordinator, IACUC Office.
460-6863. E-mail

3. Ms. Dusty Layton, Director, Research Compliance Assurance.
460-6625. E-mail

4. Michele Schuler, DVM,Ph.D., Director, University Biological Resources.
460-6239. E-mail After hours: 654-1102.

5. Samuel J. Strada, Ph.D., Dean, College of Medicine.
460-6041. E-mail

Although it is preferred that those reporting problems identify themselves, it is not necessary. Anonymous reports will also be investigated.

Approved by the University of South Alabama Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, April 18, 2002.
Use the USA Whistleblower.
Individuals who suspect misconduct have several reporting options:
Whistleblower Phone Line/Voice Mail: (251) 460-6393
Downloadable form: Whistleblower Hotline Submittal Form
Mail: Internal Audit, 307 University Blvd, Rm. 180 AD Mobile, AL 36688
Fax: (251) 461-1497

The Chief Audit Officer will receive and review reports and then determine the appropriate action to be taken. If requested, the Chief Audit Officer will try to keep your identity confidential.

Animal Welfare Policy Statement
Vertebrate Animal Section for NIH grants
**Training Requirements**
Veterinary consultation can be obtained through the Department of Comparative Medicine, 460-6239.
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