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ULAM Welcomes New Faculty Member, Three New Veterinary Residents

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) recently welcomed a new faculty member and three new veterinary residents. ULAM Faculty Member Stephanie Yang, DVM, MPH Stephanie Yang, DVM, MPH, joined ULAM as a Faculty Veterinarian on July 8, 2024, after completing her postdoctoral residency fellowship with ULAM and the U-M. Dr. Yang obtained her undergraduate ...
ULAM 2024 Residents (pictured left to right): Jonathan Decker, Hailey Maresca-Fichter, Tamara Ford

Annual Outside Interest Disclosure Process Began July 1

U-M’s annual outside interest disclosure process began July 1, and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has aggregated some important resources to help the research community effectively submit required disclosure information. OVPR encourages disclosers to refresh their knowledge on what (and what not) to disclose as an outside activity, interest, or relationship ...
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Anticipated Rate Changes for Select ULAM Service Areas Currently Delayed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the processes by which rates are reviewed and approved by the University’s Enterprise Financial Planning & Analysis Office have been delayed. This delay impacts several Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) service areas whose rates are typically evaluated on an annual basis coinciding with the start of U-M’s fiscal year (July ...
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ULAM Staff Member Receives OVPR Research Administration Staff Safeguard Recognition Award

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is pleased to announce that Megan Kellepourey, a senior administrative assistant for the ULAM Training Core, recently received an award from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) for her exemplary service and important contributions to the university’s research enterprise. The OVPR Research Staff Awards Program, ...
Arthur Lupia, PhD (left), U-M Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation, presents Megan Kellepourey (right) with OVPR Research Administration Staff Safeguard Recognition Award

2024 Excellence in Research Animal Care and Use Award Winners

The Animal Care & Use Program is pleased to announce the 2024 winners of the Excellence in Research Animal Care & Use Award. Established in 2019, this awards program celebrates staff excellence in the humane care and use of animals within the University of Michigan (U-M) research community. This year’s winners represent both the U-M ...
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Join the 2024 LARCC Cohort: Applications Now Open

Now entering its fifth year, the Laboratory Animal Research Coordinator Certification (LARCC) Program is currently accepting applications for its 2024 Cohort. The LARCC Program is a unique education and networking opportunity designed to boost compliance knowledge across all aspects of the U-M Animal Care & Use Program. The 2024 LARCC Program will run every Wednesday ...
LARC certification emblem over image of staff members having discussion. 2024 LARCC Program Cohort Applications Due Friday, August 16

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Lessons Learned from Winter 2024 Semi-Annual Facility Inspections

The Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) completed its latest round of semi-annual facility inspections in mid-March. These inspections are one of the most important tools we have for routinely assessing programmatic strengths and identifying areas for individual and collective improvement(s) in service to the animals entrusted to our care. Through this lens of ...
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Facilities Safety

Make Time this May to Organize and Label All Chemicals

To support University of Michigan researchers in their efforts to reduce the number of mislabeled or unlabeled chemicals, the Research Academic Safety Committee (RASC) is encouraging all laboratories to set aside time during the month of May to organize and properly label chemicals and other substances being stored in their space(s). Any expired or unneeded ...

Got Technology? Plan Ahead to Avoid Delays!

Does your research proposal involve a software application or technology that requires you to connect to the Michigan Medicine Information Technology (MM IT) infrastructure/network? That technology will require assessment to ensure that it adheres to required security measures. As early as possible in developing the research plan for the study, contact the Academic IT Division ...


ULAM Monitoring External Cases of Avian Influenza – H5N1

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), also known as H5N1, which has been widespread in wild birds and other mammals since February 2022, has recently been detected in dairy cattle across several Michigan counties. Although HPAI is primarily transmitted between wild birds, the virus can spread to other mammals who come into direct contact with ...
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Security Upgrade Impacts eRAM Users Who Log In with a U-M Friend Account

To strengthen system security, effective April 13, all eRAM users must use a U-M uniqname and UMICH (Level-1) password to log in. Friend Accounts (those who use an external, non-UM email address) will no longer be permitted. This change should affect very few eRAM users. If a non-UM user requires access to eRAM, then an existing eRAM ...
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Save the Date to Connect with Your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian During Spring 2024 Check-In Meetings

To help keep the research community apprised of important updates and changes impacting animal care and use at the University of Michigan, ULAM Faculty Veterinarians will be hosting in-person Vet Check-In Meetings in April 2024. In addition to addressing facility-specific and attendee questions, veterinarians will also discuss several topics of interest, including: No RSVP is required to ...
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