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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

March 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)


03:00 pm

Video Conference Call

UW Oshkosh Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Meeting
March 8, 2022 – 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Microsoft Teams Meeting:
Or call in (audio only)
+1 608-440-8168
Phone Conference ID: 535 060 890#

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
Courtney Kurtz, Scientist, Biology
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
Sara Hagedorn, Laboratory Animal Manager, Biology


I. Meeting called to order at ____________ (Chair Long).
a. Attendance and confirmation of quorum
II. Review of minutes from January 27, 2022 meeting
III. Training Updates (Hagedorn)
a. Animal Care Training since last meeting:
b. Respirator Fit-Testing since last meeting:
IV. Animal Facility/Maintenance Updates (Hagedorn)
a. Working in isolation process/forms
V. Occupational/Environmental Health and Safety: (Schill/Welch)
a. EH&S Committee: Next meeting is March 8, 2022.
b. Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): IBC lab safety assessments will begin this month and continue throughout spring semester. The next IBC meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 18, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. Submission deadline is April 8, 2022.
VI. Old Business
VII. New Business
a. Animal Use Protocols
i. New Animal Use Protocols (1)
a. Via Designated Member Review (0):
b. Via Full Committee Review (1):
1. Protocol #330: The role of gut microbiota and immune system in adiposity and metabolic disease (Kurtz)
ii. Renewal of Animal Use Protocols (1)
a. Via Designated Member Review (0):
b. Via Full Committee Review (1):
1. Protocol #320-R1: Transgenic 13-lined Ground Squirrel (Merriman)
iii. Modification Requests to Animal Use Protocols (0)
b. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (Hagedorn/Schill)
i. New Standard Operating Procedures (0)
ii. 3 Year Renewal of Standard Operating Procedures (0)
iii. Updated/Modified Standard Operating Procedures (4)
a. SOP #16: Policy for Use of Controlled Substances
b. SOP #17: Policy on Visitors to Animal Facilities
c. SOP #28: Operation and Maintenance of Schlyer CBW1026 Cage Washer
d. SOP #30: Transportation for Laboratory Animals
c. Unexpected Event/Problem Reports (0)
d. Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM): (0)
VIII. Items from IACUC Administration/Compliance (Schill):
a. Animal Welfare Assurance (AWA) Renewal: UWO’s AWA renewal was approved by OLAW on March 1, 2022 and is active until February 28, 2026. A final version of the document is in the meeting folder.
b. Updated OLAW Guidance: As of February 1, 2022, flexibilities during COVID-19 are still in effect. See OLAW’s COVID-19 frequently asked questions: COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Planning for Animal Care and Use Programs | OLAW (
c. Semi-annual facility inspections will be conducted next month (April). An email will be sent to schedule the inspections.
IX. Items from Chair (Long): Animal care facilities iPad request for veterinary use.
X. Items from the Veterinarian (Gasper):
XI. Items from the IACUC:
XII. Items from the floor (guests):
XIII. Meeting Adjourned at ___________ (Long).

Upcoming Meetings:
a. May 5th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. via Microsoft Teams
i. Protocol submission deadline April 26, 2022.
b. June 14th, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. for Semi-Annual Program Review and Inspection Results

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

Kelly Schill



March 8, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm