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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

  • Gilbert Pitts, Faculty Representative (Chair)

  • Chris Gienger, Faculty Representative

  • Brian Hock, Faculty Representative

  • Rodney Mills, Faculty Representative

  • Philenese Slaughter, Faculty Representative (non-scientist)

  • Andrew Barrass, Faculty Representative

  • Ben Howard, Veterinarian

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

  • Dixie Dennis, Faculty Representative (ex officio)

  • Molly Basch, Student Representative

  • Amy Bishop, Community Representative


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