Dr. Nadine Connor named Chair of School of Medicine and Public Health Animal Care and Use Committee

Nadine Connor, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Department of Surgery at UW-Madison. She teaches graduate level courses in research and voice disorders to students pursuing a MS degree in speech-language pathology, and serves as Research Director in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Her research interests involve the effects of aging on the upper aerodigestive tract and how exercise may be used as treatment for decrements in function.

As the newly appointed Chair of the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC), Dr. Connor’s duties include leading and managing meetings of the UW SMPH ACUC. The Chair performs fully as an appointed member of the ACUC by reviewing protocols, performing semiannual inspections of animal activity areas, participating in semiannual program reviews, and otherwise fulfilling the legal and ethical responsibilities required of ACUCs by federal regulations.

In addition, the Chair performs pre and post meeting follow-up with principal investigators, authors correspondence to NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) as needed, participates in campus-wide discussions and implementation of animal care and use policy through monthly All Campus Animal Planning and Advisory Committee (ACAPAC) meetings, and assists SMPH principal investigators with regulatory compliance and animal welfare issues.