DEVELOPING AND IMPROVING INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL RESOURCE

  • Abraham, William W, (PI)

Project: Research project

Description

Basic and applied research have been and continue to be an integral
component of the teaching program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Total
direct costs for all sponsored research programs at the Medical Center for
1991 was $2,049,688. Of this, $549,521 was supported by PHS grants of
which $268,112 involved the use of animals. The major divisions that
utilize animals in their research include: the Division of Pulmonary
Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Radiology.
Animal research is performed in the Pearlman Biomedical Research Facility
at Mount Sinai Medical Center. This facility is a two story 33,000 sq. ft.
structure; 40% of the facility is dedicated to animal holding and core
support services. The Animal Research Program at Mount Sinai Medical
Center facility was fully accredited by the American Association for
Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) first in 1976 and has
remained fully accredited with the latest renewal being obtained in 1990.
Furthermore, we have also received approval of our Animal Welfare Assurance
(#A3044-01) from OPRR. The current proposal requests funds for repair and
upgrading of animal holding areas including floors and walls. These areas
were originally designed to house small animals, but because of the
increased demand for housing large animals in the facility, these areas
have incurred repeated damage. In addition, funds are requested for
replacement of a sterilizer unit and a medical air compressor. These
changes are mandated by our desire to provide the best possible care for
animals being used in the research programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center
and to maintain our AAALAC accreditation.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/30/929/29/93

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health

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animal research
research programs
animal care
animals
laboratory animals
sterilizers
compressors
radiology
biomedical research
animal welfare
infectious diseases
air

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)