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The John Carroll University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for reviewing all research and teaching protocols involving the use of live vertebrate animals in order to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. The IACUC also conducts semiannual inspections of the John Carroll animal research program and facilities.

The role of the IACUC is to ensure that all animals used for teaching and research purposes are treated in a humane and sensitive manner and that no animals are used unnecessarily for these activities. The John Carroll University IACUC currently consists of nine members, including John Carroll and Cleveland State University faculty members, a veterinarian, a community member, and a non-scientist.

IACUC Members
  • James H. Krukones, Ph.D.
    Interim Academic Vice President
    Professor, History
    IACUC Chair, ex officio
  • Carl Anthony, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Biology
  • Ms. Diane Brousta
    Non-affiliated member
  • Rebecca Drenovsky, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Biology
  • Ralph Gibson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biology, Geology, & Environmental Sciences, Cleveland State University
    Non-affiliated member
  • Erica M. Kennedy, MBA, CRA
    Director of Sponsored Research
  • Carole Moran Krus, M.S., CIP
    IACUC Administrator
    Non-voting, ex officio
  • Hector Munoz-Ramirez, D.V.M., Ph.D.
    IACUC Veterinarian, non-affiliated member
  •  Helen Murphy, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Psychological Science
  • Ralph Saporito, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Biology
  • Earl Spurgin, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Philosophy
IACUC Forms & Policies
IACUC Forms and Policy Statement

All faculty and student research projects involving the use of live vertebrate animals must be submitted to the IACUC using the Protocol Review Form for Animal Care and Use below. Classroom use of live animals for teaching purposes must also be approved by the IACUC.

At the one-year and two-year marks of continuing protocols, animal researchers must submit the IACUC Protocol Continuation Review Form below. If an animal research project is to continue beyond three years, a new Protocol Review Form for Animal Care and Use must be submitted before the end of the third year.