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May 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm



03:00 pm

Video Conference Call

UW Oshkosh Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
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Current IACUC Members (11 voting members) Quorum=6

Colin Long, Associate Dean COLS, IACUC Chair
Peter Gasper, Attending Campus Veterinarian
M. Elsbeth McPhee, Scientist, Environmental Studies
John Scheelk, Retired Cartographer, Nonaffiliated
Stephanie Spehar, Scientist, Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures
James Koch, Scientist, Psychology
Michael Jasinski, Nonscientist, Political Science
Kelly Schill, IACUC Administrator, Sponsored Programs/Risk & Safety
Sara Hagedorn, Laboratory Animal Manager, Biology
Jaide Gavinski, Student, Animal Care Staff

Alternate IACUC Members
Sheldon Cooper, Scientist, Biology

Animal Care and Use Program Key Personnel
John Koker, Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Institutional Official for Research
Colin Long, IACUC Chair, Associate Dean of College of Letters and Science
Peter Gasper, Attending Veterinarian, One Medicine LLC
Kelly Schill, IACUC Administrator, Sponsored Programs/Risk & Safety
Sara Hagedorn, Laboratory Animal Manager, Biology


Meeting called to order at ____________ (Chair Long).

Attendance and confirmation of quorum

Review/Approval of Minutes from March 8, 2022 meeting

New Business

Animal Use Protocols (2)

New Animal Use Protocols (1)

Via Designated Member Review (1)

Protocol #331: Positive Reward Conditioning the 13-Lined Ground Squirrel (PI: Dana Merriman): Approved April 21, 2022 through designated member review.

Via Full Committee Review (0)

Renewal Animal Use Protocols (1)

Via Designated Member Review (1):

Protocol #233-R4: Animal Physiology (Biology 319) Lab Experiments (PI: Courtney Kurtz, Sheldon Cooper): Three-year renewal, approved April 21, 2022 through designated member review.

Via Full Committee Review (0)

Modification Requests to Animal Use Protocols (1)

Via Administrative Review (0)

Via Veterinarian Verification and Consultation (VVC) (1)

Protocol #328: Hypothalamic Regulation of Torpor During Hibernation (PI: Courtney Kurtz, Ben Sajdak): Addition of NSAID Ketoprofen as an analgesia option for surgical procedures, verified by Dr. Pete on April 5, 2022.

Via Designated Member Review (0)

Via Full Committee Review (0)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (3) (Hagedorn)

New Standard Operating Procedures (0)

3 Year Renewal of Standard Operating Procedures (1)

a. SOP #31: Policy on Use and Maintenance of Animal Transport Vehicles

Updated/Modified Standard Operating Procedures (2)

SOP #30: Transportation of Live Animals and Biological Animal Materials

Updates to SOP include information on material transfer agreements, genetically modified animals, biological materials, transfers of animals to UWO, and out-of-country shipments.

SOP #37: Animal Ordering Procedure and Transfer of Animals from another Institution

Updated to include the transfer of animals to UWO from another institution.

Unexpected Event/Problem Reports (1) (Hagedorn)

i. Unexpected Event Report from March 10, 2022

a. Gerbil shipment

d. Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM): (0)

IV. Training Updates (Hagedorn)

Animal Care Training since last meeting:

Respirator Fit-Testing since last meeting:

Animal Facility/Maintenance Updates (Hagedorn)

Maintenance updates on the cage washers

Disaster plan (updates to CACF emergency supply storage areas)

New Visitors Policy online form

Update on iPads for Veterinary Use

Occupational/Environmental Health and Safety: (Schill/Welch)

EH&S Committee:

Lab Shop Studio Safety (LSSST):

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): Lab safety visits underway, CACF and HACF lab safety assessment completed on April 7, 2022.

Old Business (0)

Items from IACUC Administration/Compliance (Schill):

Updated IACUC Committee Procedures Manual (included in meeting folder)

Updates made to match newly renewal Animal Welfare Assurance: removal of action to table protocol and VVC process updated to use veterinary verification terminology rather than approval.

Field study application forms updated (included in meeting folder) and posted on IACUC site:

c. USDA APHIS announced the discontinuation of teachable moments by October 1, 2022.

d. Request for Information (RFI) on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Animal Program Review,” is now open and closes on August 01, 2022. Release of a joint OLAW and USDA initiative in response to the 21st Century Cures Act –  NOT-OD-22-114

RFI includes clarifications and flexibilities on the following:

Meeting format and conflicts of interest

Using ad hoc consultants

Timing for reviewing SOPs

Using AAALAC International site visits

30-day flexibilities

Reviewing program components on a staggered schedule over 6 months

The optional OLAW program review and facility inspection checklist

Items from Chair (Long):

Items from the Veterinarian (Gasper):

Items from the IACUC:

Items from the floor (guests):

Meeting Adjourned at ___________ (Long).

Upcoming Meetings:

June 14th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. for Semi-Annual Program Review and Discussion of Semi-Annual Inspection Results

cc: John Koker, Institutional Official for Research, submitted with Semi-Annual Review to IO

Michele Kostenuik



May 5, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm