Announcements

AAALAC Update
As our site visit from AAALAC approaches (July 21st – 23rd ), we would like to keep you up to date on our progress, what to expect and how to prepare.  Please see the new menu tab, “AAALAC Preparations” at the left for more information and checklists for each constituent group.  Please feel free to contact the IACUC office for help!

The IACUC Office has moved!
But not too far – our office is now located at 1200 Marie Mount Hall (next door to our former offices).  Please feel free to stop by!

New Director of Animal Research Support & Manager, IACUC
Dr. Pamela Lanford joined the Division of Research on June 1st, 2014, to serve as the new Director of Animal Research Support and Manager of the IACUC – an expanded position aimed at improving resources, information and support for researchers across the campus. 

Dr. Lanford holds a PhD from the UMD department of Biology (Zoology) and subsequently served as a research assistant professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine and a research fellow at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Dr. Lanford’s research interests have focused on biomechanical systems, with the major emphasis on the development of the auditory system. She has employed diverse animal model systems, including cnidarians, arthropods, cephalopods, bats, and teleost fish, as well as multiple strains of mouse and rat mutants. She has published in a variety of international journals, including papers in Nature and Nature Genetics.

Since her return to UMD in 2001, Dr. Lanford served as lecturer and laboratory coordinator in the biological sciences, and in 2010 became the Program Coordinator for the UMD ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence. For the past six years, Dr. Lanford has been a member of the UMD IACUC, and has played a leading role in both the 2011 and 2014 AAALAC animal care accreditation efforts.  


The UMD Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

The University of Maryland IACUC is responsible for the review and approval of all uses of live vertebrate animals on campus for teaching and research activities. IACUC Activities are mandated by the U.S. Animal Welfare Act and the U.S Public Health Service Policy. Please visit our Campus Policy and Guidelines page for information specific to the University of Maryland campus.

As always we thank you for your help with this change and welcome any feedback!


Office Location

1200 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742
University of Maryland

301-405-5037 (Telephone)

301-405-4792 (Telephone)

301-314-1475 (Fax)


Office Hours

The office is open between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.