Praise, Notice of Continued Full Accreditation for Mount Sinai Animal Care and Use
Mount Sinai’s animal care and use program recently received notice of continued full accreditation by the Council on Accreditation for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International).
In the letter of notification to Dr. Reginald Miller, Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine and Surgery, AAALAC said, "The Council commends you and the staff for providing and maintaining a high quality to the program of laboratory animal care." The Council specifically praised the strong administrative support to the program as evidenced by the new rodent barrier facility, the recruitment of a new Veterinary Director, and the addition of several new key positions.
AAALAC also had praise for the effectiveness of Mount Sinai’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, chaired by Dr. Giorgio Martinelli, the "talented and committed" veterinary and managerial staff, the environmental enrichment program for large animals, and the comprehensive in-house diagnostic laboratory.
Mount Sinai was among the first institutions to be accredited by AAALAC when the program started in 1965.