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Animal Care and Use Committee announces finalists for recognition award

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Peter Mathers, chair of the WVU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, is pleased to announce the group and four individuals who have been nominated for consideration of its recognition award. 

Each finalist was nominated by members of the committee as being exemplary of WVU’s values for the use of animals in research and have demonstrated a strong commitment to animal health and welfare through the ethical use and exceptional care of animals involved in research for the benefit of society.

Nominees are: 

  • Samantha Glaspell, veterinary technician with the office of laboratory animal resources

  • Sarah McLaughlin, imaging specialist with the Animal Model Imaging Facility

  • Josh Parenti, laboratory manager with the Orthopaedics Research Group

  • Kelly Guthrie, program assistant with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design

  • The Damron Research Group, led by Heath Damron with the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology.

The committee will vote during its April meeting and officially announce the winner during WVU's Research Week in a special live zoom event April 15 at 1 p.m

The committee membership would like to congratulate and thank all of these individuals for their care and dedication to welfare in the use of animals in research.