The NCSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is comprised of seventeen voting members, including ten faculty, five non-faculty professionals, and two individuals not affiliated with the University. Every member is essential to the operation of our diverse Animal Care and Use Program. However, there are four key personnel who operate as the University’s IACUC Administrative Team.
Judy (Lassiter) Schledorn, IACUC Regulatory Compliance Administrator
After beginning her NCSU employment in the Dean’s office at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, Judy (Lassiter) Schledorn transferred to the position of Administrative Assistant to the IACUC in 1994. Over the years, her position within the IACUC has evolved from Administrative Assistant to Administrative Officer, and now to Regulatory Compliance Administrator. Judy is a voting, non-scientist member of the IACUC, and also serves as Vice Chair. She is a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA), having completed the requirements necessary to obtain that certification through the Council for Certified Professional IACUC Administrators, which operates under the auspices of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R). Judy is usually the first point of contact for investigators submitting applications for vertebrate animal use (AVAU or protocol), and coordinates protocol (AVAU) pre-review. She has 20 years combined experience in office management, research grant editing, IACUC management and animal welfare regulatory compliance, including animal use protocol review and animal facility inspection. Judy reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance, Matt Ronning.
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- Phone: 919.515.7507
- Fax: 919.515.7721
Paula DeLong, IACUC Compliance and Training Coordinator
Paula DeLong began her employment with NCSU at the College of Veterinary Medicine as an Animal Care Technician. She soon advanced to Animal Care Supervisor, and then to Assistant Animal Facility Manager. She joined the IACUC team in 2007 as Compliance and Training Coordinator. Paula is certified through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist. She serves as a voting member of the IACUC, tracks protocol (Application for Vertebrate Animal Use; AVAU) review, and as a resource for animal facility managers, animal care staff, research staff and investigators seeking information regarding animal housing area inspections and training for animal care staff. Paula coordinates semiannual facility inspections and annual protocol renewal review. She has nineteen years combined experience in laboratory animal facility management and animal welfare regulatory compliance. Paula reports directly to the IACUC Regulatory Compliance Administrator, Judy (Lassiter) Schledorn.
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- Phone: 919.515.9532
- Fax: 919.515.7721
Anna Hampton DVM, DACLAM, University Attending Veterinarian
After graduating from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU CVM) in 2006, Dr. Hampton completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery and worked as an associate veterinarian. Through these experiences, she developed on her veterinary medical knowledge, communication skills, and clinical abilities. This provided a foundation for her to pursue her true passion to become a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian. Dr. Hampton completed the University of Michigan’s postdoctoral clinical training program in laboratory animal medicine in the summer of 2011 and successfully completed the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification examination in the summer of 2012. She has a strong interest in the area of regulatory compliance and animal welfare. As North Carolina State University’s Attending Veterinarian, Dr. Hampton is responsible for the care and welfare of all animals used for research, teaching, or testing at the University. This requires that she works closely with NCSU’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Official to oversee regulatory compliance pertaining to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. This is to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations and mandates, which includes the USDA/APHIS Animal Welfare Act, Animal Welfare Regulations, and the Animal Care Policies, and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals which follows The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th edition and is monitored by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) for investigators with NIH/PHS funding. Furthermore, to achieve the highest standard of care other professional standards and recommendations may followed, these include the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, International), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), The Guide for the Care and Use of Agriculture Animals in Research and Teaching, 3rd edition, and the NCSU policies and procedures. She is always available for consultation or discussion with investigators, faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Hampton reports directly to the NCSU CVM Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. Kate Meurs.
- Email: Anna_Hampton@ncsu.edu
- Phone: 919.513.6157 or 919-390-5512
- Fax: 919.513.2825
Lloyd Fleisher, Professor of Pharmacology, IACUC Chair
Dr. Fleisher has thirty-two years of experience in biomedical research, including twenty-seven years as faculty at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He has served as a voting member of the NCSU IACUC since 2002, including four years as Vice Chair and four years as Chair. He participates in AVAU (protocol) pre-review, provides final protocol review and approval after protocols are reviewed by the IACUC, directs all convened meetings of the committee and initiates investigations of animal use protocol noncompliance. Dr. Fleisher also participates in animal facility inspections whenever possible. In his role as Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Dr. Fleisher reports to the University’s Institutional Official, Dr. Terri L. Lomax, Vice Chancellor for Office of Research & Innovation.
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- Phone: 919.515.4481
- Fax: 919.515.7721 (IACUC Office)