Daniel Uhlrich, PhD, of the Department of Anatomy has been named Chair of the SMPH Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC). This committee is responsible for oversight and evaluation of the School’s animal care and use program, procedures, and facilities to ensure that they are consistent with recommendations of the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Animal Welfare Regulations, and the Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The SMPH ACUC oversees the largest of the UW-Madison Animal Care Programs, encompassing seven campus animal facilities and three off-campus facilities. More than 50% of all ACUC-approved protocols are based within the School. This Program has been AAALAC accredited since 1972.
Dr. Uhlrich brings a wealth of experience to this assignment. After completing his PhD at Brown University and post-doctoral training at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, he joined the UW Department of Anatomy in 1990. He has been PI on numerous peer-reviewed grant awards, and has served on both NIH and NSF grant review study sections. Dr. Uhlrich also has a history of service to UW-Madison, including nearly ten years as a member of the Faculty Senate, and four years of prior service on the ACUC.