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January 12, 2015 3:42 pm
John J. Sabine, Jr. passed away on October 18, 2014, at 60 years of age. He was born in 1953 in Canandaigua NY. He was raised in Morristown, N.J. and lived in Mendham, N.J. for the past 20 years.         
January 12, 2015 3:27 pm
Ann Marie Dinkel, RLATG
Employee retention and a long term relationship with the organization begins upon hiring and should continue throughout the employee’s career; all aspects of the organization should recognize and participate in it. There are a number of strategies to do this and these change over the employee’s working life. The process begins on the day of hire and continues throughout the years until retirement looms.
January 12, 2015 2:22 pm
David FitzMiller
The use of mice and rats as surgical models for biomedical research represents an investment in resources for the scientific community. To improve chances for successful results, scientists strive to reduce the variables by closely monitoring and maintaining the animal’s physiological status during surgery.
January 12, 2015 2:01 pm
Candace Hedrick, Michael Rowley, and Stephanie Lewis, DVM
One aspect of maintaining and updating an environmental enrichment program is the regular review and evaluation of enrichment devices and their current uses. The program review process includes maintaining an accurate inventory of devices to reflect the current and projected animal census, evaluating species-specific use, determining product sustainability, and the replacement of older items with new and novel devices as needed.
January 12, 2015 1:31 pm
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
The TurnKey Conference has had a good run on the east coast, but we felt it was time to take our strong agenda and history of valued educational sessions and networking opportunities to the west coast in 2015. The area continues to experience a lot of building and research activity and we are excited to head west and meet new colleagues and share information.
January 12, 2015 10:51 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
This week's Tales From the Lab is Andrea Michelle Swanson, an Animal Technician III at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Andrea is currently working on rodent enrichment, lean management, and ergonomics.      
January 5, 2015 9:20 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
This week's Tales From the Lab is Dr. Arvind D. Ingle, the Officer-in-Charge of Laboratory Animal Facility at the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer at the Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai, India. He gives ALN a truly international perspective on laboratory animal science.
December 30, 2014 2:44 pm
Ernie Austin
This year, ALN covered everything from spotting beastly employees to transforming them with engagement, so the editorial staff thought we'd take this opportunity to look back at some of our favorite management articles of 2014.   
December 30, 2014 2:43 pm
Ernie Austin
This year, ALN covered news from academia to the world at large, so the editorial staff thought we'd take this opportunity to look back at some of our favorite news stories of 2014.                    
December 30, 2014 2:43 pm
Ernie Austin
This year, ALN covered training from the general to the specific, so the editorial staff thought we'd take this opportunity to look back at some of our favorite training articles of 2014.               
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