Assistant Director - Quality Assurance, Animal Care & Use Office
Lauren joined the Animal Care & Use Office in September 2017 as the Assistant Director of the new Quality Assurance Program. She came to the University of Michigan from Rutgers University (formerly UMDNJ), where she served as both the Manager and Assistant Manager for Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Administration. In these roles, she was responsible for managing a variety of administrative processes, including protocol development, processing, and tracking; grant reporting; and the development of multiple systems to assist researchers with protocol compliance and responsible research conduct. She was also a voting member of the IACUC and involved in the overall management of the animal care and use program. Lauren has hands-on basic science research experience and also served as a research administrator for basic science departments; assisting faculty with pre- and post-award grant activities, manuscripts, presentations, and protocols.
As an active contributor to the national animal care and use community, Lauren regularly presents on best practices for IACUC research administration at conferences and higher education institutions. Her role as Assistant Director - Quality Assurance includes managing the Quality Assurance Team and bridging the gap between in-motion research and regulatory requirements.
- Six years experience in IACUC administration, UMDNJ / Rutgers University
- Seven years experience in research administration, UMDNJ
- Four years laboratory experience conducting basic science research, UMDNJ