Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


Co-Principal Investigator: Mary Martin
Co-Principal Investigator: Kirk Maurer

Contact Information: Email: mem235@cornell.edu; Phone: 607-253-3520
Sponsor: NIH
Grant Number: 1R25RR032031-01
Title: Cornell CARE Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Annual Direct Cost: $112,000
Project Period: 07/1/2011-06/30/2015

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant):  The Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine trains graduate veterinarians for a career in laboratory animal medicine by providing the knowledge and experience necessary to achieve certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). The objective of the program is to prepare veterinarians to excel in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine and provide veterinary expertise to biomedical investigations. Residents are trained to perform collaborative research in a variety of fields, and assist in the development and maintenance of animal models in support of translational research activities. One of the greatest strengths of the program is the ability of the laboratory animal trainees to utilize all of the facilities of one of the country’s preeminent veterinary schools while simultaneously having all of the research resources of a major research institution.