Kim Saunders, DVM, director of the Department of Comparative Medicine, was named the 57th president of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) during the closing ceremonies at their recent annual meeting in Minneapolis.
“I am honored to serve as the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science’s 57th president,” she said, “I truly value the unique and diverse membership of this association which includes animal care technicians, managers, veterinarians, scientists, IACUC professionals and commercial members who work together to create and to support programs that advance scientific knowledge, promote the humane use of laboratory animals and educate the public about responsible laboratory animal care and use.”
AALAS has more than 13,000 members around the world dedicated to the, humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals. Dr. Saunders is a long-time member of AALAS and has served on the Board of Trustees and various committees, including the Scientific Advisory Committee and the Program Committee.
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