Recent Articles

May 3, 2016 9:17 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN spoke with Paula Clifford, MLA, CVT, RLATG, the Executive Director of Americans for Medical Progress. Paula is one of the two distinguished keynotes presenting at the 2016 TurnKey Conference, which will be held May 24-25 in Oxon City, MD (Washington DC).
April 26, 2016 9:47 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN spoke with Jeremy Beech, principal research associate and vivarium facility manager at Ipsen Bioscience, Inc. Jeremy is a member of the distinguished faculty speaking at the 2016 TurnKey Conference, which will be held May 24-25 in Oxon City, MD (Washington DC).
April 19, 2016 9:22 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN spoke with Jim Rizzi, the Director of Transitional Services at The WorkingBuildings Group. Jim is a member of the distinguished faculty speaking at the 2016 TurnKey Conference, which will be held May 24-25 in Oxon City, MD (Washington DC).
April 12, 2016 9:19 am
Elizabeth Doughman, Editor-in-Chief
ALN spoke with Jennifer Swedell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a laboratory planner and programmer for CO Architects. Jennifer is a member of the distinguished faculty speaking at the 2016 TurnKey Conference, which will be held May 24-25 in Oxon City, MD (Washington DC).
April 6, 2016 4:56 pm
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
Burnout is a serious business concern, because employees who feel burned out are more likely to quit and employee turnover is expensive—both economically and psychologically.
April 5, 2016 4:55 pm
Ann Marie Dinkel, RLATG
In preparation for a training session, you gather materials, get a head count for handouts/copies and ask the institution what subject matter they want covered. But how much time do you spend on identifying your audience?
April 5, 2016 4:47 pm
Teresa Woodger
We are often told that children born today will be doing jobs and careers we have not even imagined yet, prompting us to consider the varied skills and jobs found within commercial companies serving the animal research community and the technology driven changes in the last few years.
April 5, 2016 4:41 pm
Stacy Pritt, DVM, MBA, MS, CPIA
For the fourth, and final, part of this series, I will focus on putting risk identification, characterization, and mitigation in a dynamic framework that can be used by IACUCs on a regular basis.
April 5, 2016 2:54 pm
Lacey A. Mock, RLAT, Kathleen M. McDonald, B.S., CMAR, RLATG, and Joseph T. Newsome, DVM, DACLAM
The eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals states, “All animals should be housed [with] resources to meet physical, physiologic, and behavioral needs.” To meet this objective, huts have become commonplace in laboratory rodent cages to address their need for thermoregulation, as well as their intrinsic tendency as a prey species towards escape and hide behavior.
April 5, 2016 3:34 pm
Jacob Greenwood, RLATG
Pathogen infiltration into animal colonies is at best an inconvenience and often a complete disaster. Pinworms are difficult pathogens to eradicate while maintaining clinical research integrity. Though drug treatments are readily available, they may be considered “experimental variables,” and are often not an acceptable part of a research study.
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