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The Physicians Committee



Animals, Research, and Alternatives: Measuring Progress 50 Years Later

 

Speakers

Alicia Karas, D.V.M.Alicia Karas, D.V.M.
Tufts University
Presentation: Understanding the Whole Mouse: Pain, Stress, and Physiological Derangements

Alicia Z. Karas, D.V.M., Dipl. ACVA, is assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she teaches anesthesiology and pain medicine and is a pain specialty service clinician. Dr. Karas was vice chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for seven years. She is a member of the board of directors of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Her research activities include the study of methods of pain assessment and treatment in mice, rabbits, and dogs, analgesic pharmacology in goats, positive-reinforcement training and research animal stress, and alternatives to animals in education. She works extensively with investigators, IACUCs, and laboratory animal organizations to promote and teach best practices of current veterinary pain medicine and to promote refinement techniques.



 

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PCRM Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Institute for In Vitro Sciences

Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Georgetown University

Funding for this conference was received from the Arcus Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

 
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