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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 ...
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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 ...


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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Arthur Lupia to Serve as Interim VP for Research and Innovation, Institutional Official for the Animal Care & Use Program

Arthur Lupia, PhD, has been appointed interim vice president for research and innovation, effective April 1, 2024. Dr. Lupia will also serve as the Institutional Official (IO) for U-M’s Animal Care & Use Program. Lupia is currently associate vice president for research, large-scale strategies and is the executive director of Bold Challenges, an initiative that facilitates large-scale ...
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Reminders & Best Practices for Safeguarding Our Community

As your partners and colleagues in the responsible care and use of animals, we in the Animal Care & Use (ACU) Program place the utmost importance on ensuring animal welfare, maintaining a safe and secure research environment, and communicating about the critical role that animals play in advancing scientific understanding to benefit both human and ...
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Zachary Freeman Named Director of the Transgenic Animal Model Core

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) Faculty Veterinarian Zachary T. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, was recently named director of the Transgenic Animal Model Core (TAMC), part of the U-M’s Biomedical Research Core Facilities. Dr. Freeman has been actively engaged with the TAMC since first joining U-M’s faculty in 2016. In addition to serving as the Core’s Interim Director since ...
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Facilities Husbandry ULAM

Reminder: Please Reuse Acetates

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) uses acetates – colored, plastic cards placed over animal cage cards – to routinely communicate important information between laboratory personnel and our animal care teams. Acetates are a limited resource and, as such, should be reused whenever possible. If you are unsure about whether an acetate can be ...
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eRAM Facilities IACUC

Animal Transfers: Everything You Need to Know

The transfer of animals is the process of moving animals from one IACUC approved protocol to another IACUC approved protocol. To initiate the transfer process, an Animal Use Form (i.e., transfer form) must be completed. In some instances, the transfer process also includes physically transporting animals between housing locations. While animal transfers may contribute to a reduction ...
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Tips & Tricks for Managing Shortcodes in eRAM

Shortcode management in eRAM is critical for ensuring that the correct shortcodes are appropriately charged for Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) activity. The “Shortcode Manager” role in eRAM can be assigned to individuals so they can assist with the administrative management of shortcodes. The Principal Investigator (PI) or individuals already designated as a Shortcode ...
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