SEMINAR: Translational Research: The Importance of Speaking to the Public about Biomedical Research

Dr. Leslie C. Sherwood
When Sep 25, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Where Shumaker Research Bldg., RM 139
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Contact Phone 852-7485
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Abstract:  Translational medicine has become a top priority in national and international human health research. Appropriate animal models for the discovery, development and evaluation of efficacy and safety of new drugs or therapeutic concepts and devices are critical for the success of translational research. In order to achieve this, funding is a critical component that is tightly linked to the public’s perception of how research with animals is conducted, primarily the humane care and welfare of the animals enrolled in biomedical research studies. This seminar will cover why it is important to inform the public of the benefits of animal based research to both humans and animals, as well as tips on how to approach discussing your research and the care of the animals in the process.

Speaker:  Dr. Leslie Sherwood is an Associate Professor, Interim University Attending Veterinarian, Interim Assistant Vice President of Research Services, and Interim Director of Research Resources Facilities at the University of Louisville. She graduated with a major in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky and received her doctor of veterinary medicine from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She has been a laboratory animal veterinarian for over 17 yrs. She has directed and managed the large animal surgical facilities at the University of Louisville and served as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee for over 11 years in addition to institutional and clinical care responsibilities. Dr. Sherwood’s research interest has focused on the development of large animal models of disease.

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