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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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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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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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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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ULAM Welcomes Two New Assistant Husbandry Managers

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the ULAM Husbandry Management Team. Lindsey Allen, BS, RLATG, and Renee McUmber, BS, RLATG, who have both served as ULAM Husbandry Supervisors, will be transitioning to their new roles as Assistant Managers on the ULAM Husbandry Management ...
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ULAM In-Vivo Animal Core Renamed ULAM Pathology Core

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) In-Vivo Animal Core (IVAC) has been renamed the ULAM Pathology Core. This change better reflects the current work and focus of the core, whose mission is to provide diagnostic support for U-M’s veterinary and animal care programs as well as comprehensive research pathology services for research investigators across ...
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New ULAM Per-Diem Rates Go Into Effect January 1, 2024

As the animal care providers for all research and educational activities at the U-M, the entire Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) team takes great pride in its service and support of the U-M research community. In the spirit of this important partnership, we remind you of upcoming changes to ULAM’s husbandry per-diem rates. These ...
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Be in the Know Before You Go: Procedures for Safe Animal Transport

Any individual who MAY be responsible for transporting animals on campus should be familiar with the Procedures for Animal Transportation. This document includes detailed species-specific transport instructions, information about donning of Personal Protective Equipment, methods for avoiding exposure to potential pathogens, and techniques to minimize environmental stressors (e.g., temperature extremes, odors, excessive noise). Whether moving ...
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On-Demand Resources from Fall 2023 ULAM Faculty Vet Check-In Meetings Now Available

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 hosted veterinary check-in meetings in November 2023. If you were unable to attend a meeting and would like to learn more about what was discussed, meeting resources are now available ...
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Change to Blue Tabs Used to Identify Single Housed Animals

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) would like to update all laboratories to a change in the item(s) used to identify singly housed animals. Due to a supply shortage, the blue tabs typically used to identify singly housed animals in the vivarium (see picture below at left) have become increasingly difficult to order. ULAM ...
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Save the Date & Connect with Your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian During Fall 2023 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 November 2023. In addition to addressing facility-specific and attendee questions, veterinarians will also discuss several topics of interest, including: No RSVP is ...
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