Department of Biological Resources

About Us

The Department of Biological Resources (DBR) is charged with furnishing humane care for non-human vertebrate animals used in research, in accordance with Animal Welfare Act and OPRR-PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. We strive to facilitate the research efforts of scientists with regard to procurement, initiation, and implementation of animal research studies, and to comply with the standards of all regulatory and accrediting agencies and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The DBR institutes and improves Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all aspects of the daily operation, including but not limited to administration, husbandry, safety, colony maintenance, animal health program, equipment operation, quality control, biological monitoring, and training.

What We Do

 The Manager of DBR is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the DBR facility, including but not limited to: maintaining the department business system, security system, occupational health program as it pertains to special needs of the animal facility and DBR staff, training for the DBR staff, surgery schedule and billing.  The Manager is also a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Our Clinical Veterinarian responsible for providing veterinary medical care to all animals in the facility. He provides professional oversight to a variety of programs required for animal care and use, such as review all protocols prior to their implementation and oversee the programs for anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia and pre- and post operative care and the animal health surveillance program.  The Clinical Veterinarian is available to consult with principle investigators as may be required.  He is also responsible for the animal handling and orientation training program that the research staff must attend prior to working with the laboratory animals under the DBR’s purview. All surgical and other complicated manipulations are reviewed by the Clinical Veterinarian prior to implementation. His is also a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).


Contacts
 
Catherine Moreland, CVT, LATG
Manager for the Department of Biological Resources
The David & Alice Jurist Institute for Research
40 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Ph: 551-996-8032
cmoreland@HackensackUMC.org 
 
Antoine D. Carlisle, DVM, MBA - Clinical Veterinarian
The David & Alice Jurist Institute for Research
40 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Ph: 551-996-8027
acarlisle@HackensackUMC.org
 
Gina Guszaly
Core facilities coordinator/IACUC Administrator
The David & Alice Jurist Institute for Research
40 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Ph: 551-996-8067
gguszaly@HackensackUMC.org

 

To learn more about the regulations, please click on the links below:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Animal and Plant Inspection Services (Aphis)              

The Animal Welfare Act

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)

IACUC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

IACUC 101 - INITIAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

IACUC 102 - EXPEDITED REVIEW PROCESS

IACUC 103 - RESPONDING TO IACUC COMMENTS

IACUC 104 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

IACUC 105 - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

IACUC 106 - PROTOCOL AMENDMENT PROCESS

IACUC 107 - PROTOCOL RENEWAL RESUBMISSION PROCESS

IACUC 108 - PROTOCOL TERMINATION PROCESS

IACUC 109 - CONFLICT OF INTEREST

IACUC 110 - ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF IACUC MEMBERS

IACUC 111 – CONDUCTING CONTINUING REVIEWS

IACUC 112 – REPORTING ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERNS

IACUC 113 – RECORD KEEPING

IACUC 114 – REPORING REQUIREMENTS

IACUC 115 – CONDUCTING A SEMI-ANNUAL REVIEW

IACUC 116 – REVIEWING PROTOCOLS

IACUC 117 – REVIEWING CONCERNS INVOLVING CARE AND USE OF ANIMALS

IACUC 118 – INTERINSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATIONS INVOLVING THE USE OF ANIMALS

IACUC 119 – ORIENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS

IACUC 120 – GUIDELINES FOR ASSIGNING ANIMALS INTO USDA PAIN AND DISTRESS CATAGORIES

IACUC 121 – CRITERIA FOR USING GENETICALLY ALTERED ANIMALS IN RESEARCH

IACUC 122 – MANAGING EXEMPTIONS FROM STANDARD OF CARE

IACUC 123 – HEALTH MONITORING OF RODENT COLONIES

IACUC 124 – USE OF HAZARDOUS AGENTS IN ANIMALS

IACUC 125 – FREQUENCY OF BLOOD SAMPLING IN RODENTS

IACUC 126 – HANDLING OF REPORTS OF RESEARCH MISCONDUCT OR SUSPECTED ENDANGERMENT OF ANIMAL WELFARE

 

 


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