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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Membership 2014-2015:
  • Gilbert Pitts, Faculty Representative (Chair)

  • Chris Gienger, Faculty Representative

  • Brian Hock, Faculty Representative

  • Rodney Mills, Faculty Representative

  • Philenese Slaughter, Faculty Representative (non-scientist)

  • Stefan Woltmann, Faculty Representative

  • Christina Galben, Veterinarian

  • Andrew Shepard-Smith Director, Grants and Sponsored Programs (ex officio)

  • Brooklyn Munday, Student Representative
  • Amy Bishop, Community Representative

  • Dixie Dennis, Dean, Graduate Studies (ex officio)

  • Carl Gerhold, Manager, Environmental Health and Safety (ex officio)


The committee has the responsibility for ensuring that Austin Peay is in compliance with the requirements of the Federal Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) and its amendments, the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and other Federal statutes and regulations relating to animals.

If you have questions, concerns or would like more information about the University Animal Care and Use Committee, please contact: 

                                     Gilbert Pitts