The purpose of the Hood College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is to assure that all research involving non-human, vertebrate animals associated with the College conforms to applicable Maryland and federal regulations. Hood’s policy describes procedures for the approval of Animal Study Proposals, as well as the procurement, handling, care, and treatment of vertebrate animals utilized for research at Hood College. The policies and procedures specifically apply to research utilizing live vertebrate animals, including those used as part of teaching courses. All research and teaching involving vertebrate animals must be in accordance with these principles and receive approval from the IACUC. No research or teaching activity with vertebrate animals shall occur without an approved proposal. Individuals planning to use vertebrates in teaching/research should submit completed a Hood College Animal Study Proposal form to IACUC@hood.edu.

Hood College is committed to maintaining high standards for the care and use of animals in research and teaching as outlined by the "U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training”.

All individuals involved in research and teaching using vertebrate animals at Hood College must complete online training. Questions regarding appropriate training should be directed to the IACUC. For information on the IRB, visit the Institutional Review Board page.

IACUC members

  • Eric Annis, Biology 
  • Daehwan Kim, Biology
  • Shannon Kundey, Psychology 
  • Jolene Sanders, Sociology
  • Meredith Metzger
  • John G. Miller, DVM