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IACUC Calendar
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):
  • Reviews and approves protocols involving the use of animals
  • Reviews and investigates concerns about animal care and use
  • Conducts semi-annual inspections of institutional animal facilities / laboratories
  • Responsible for oversight and evaluation of institution's animal care and use program
  • Monitors training program for faculty and personnel using animals in research

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 dalvarez@southalabama.edu
2. Ms. Jennifer Chaplin, Research Compliance Coordinator, IACUC Office.
460-6863. E-mail jchaplin@southalabama.edu
3. Ms. Dusty Layton, Director, Research Compliance Assurance.
460-6625. E-mail dlayton@southalabama.edu
4. Michele Schuler, DVM,Ph.D., Director, University Biological Resources.
460-6239. E-mail mschuler@usouthal.edu After hours: 654-1102.
5. Samuel J. Strada, Ph.D., Dean, College of Medicine.
460-6041. E-mail sstrada@southalabama.edu
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
E-mail: Internalaudit@usouthal.edu
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.
Veterinary consultation can be obtained through the Department of Comparative Medicine, 460-6239.

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