- To provide for the care, health and well-being, with the emphasis on the minimization of discomfort, distress and pain, of animals used for research and education at Drexel University
- To administer to the animal related needs of University researchers and educators through dissemination of knowledge and resources;
- And to serve the public by ensuring observance of all legal and ethical standards pertaining to the use of animals for research and education at Drexel University.
Christine Stinger, Veterinary Technician/Supervisor, ULAR, received the Technical Service Award at the Delaware Valley Branch of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science on September 12, 2012. This award is presented annually to a person who is primarily responsible for the day-to-day technical care and handling of laboratory animals or whose responsibilities support the functioning of the animal facility. The DVB-AALAS consists of members from more than 50 research institutions in the eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware area. Christine has been with Drexel University College of Medicine ULAR since 2006, providing nursing care to research animals, IACUC mandated training to research staff, and many other duties to support animal research at the university.
Andrea McCurry, MLAS, Assistant Director, ULAR, has received certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as Certified Manager Animal Resources (CMAR). The CMAR program is designed to raise competency and professionalism in the field of Animal Resources Management. The CMAR designation involves a series of four examinations: three exams arranged via an organization called the Institute for Certified Professional Managers (ICPM), and the Animal Resources Exam offered by AALAS. Obtaining the CMAR designation is a sign of professionalism in the field of animal resources management.
Richard B. Huneke, DVM, MPH, Director, ULAR and Noreen Robertson, DMD, Director of Research Program Development, received an NIH grant entitled “Animal Facility Renovations of New College Building to Enhance Biomedical Research” (G20) from the NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES. This grant will allow for structural renovations to the New College Building animal facilities and will dramatically enhance current and future research productivity using animals.
Preparing for AAALAC Site Visit
ULAR Faculty and Staff
Per Diem and Technical Charges
Technical Resources and Web Links
IACUC and Office of Research