VOE-Network Summer Series Webinar: Call for Action: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion in Animal Healthcare: What we ARE doing
We have received several emails from attendees supporting what was shared and seeking information on what’s next and how to get involved.
While we recognize that many institutions are ready for change, we also acknowledge that change is not always easy.
As set out in our mission statement, the VOE-N members are here to help each other to continuously improve.
We encourage anyone who would like to get more engaged through our Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, to reach out and let us know of your interest.
It is our desire that we all benefit from the efforts of this new task force through the collective ideas and initiatives which can brought back to your own institution.
Click here to view the recorded webinar.
Big July Event:
COVID Research has brought new animal models and operational challenges to our facilities. This session addressed the various operational challenges brought with the introduction of new species.
Thank you to our special guest
Dr. Kath Hardcastle from Montana State University (Previously from Boston University)
Zoom Link TBD
Additional Important Resources for working with COVID models:
Interim laboratory biosafety guidelines for handling and processing specimens associated with covid-19:
The search for a covid animal model:
ACE2 mouse strain info sheet:
Animal models of mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 pathology (pre-publication):
A review of genetic methods and models for analysis of coronavirus-induced severe pneumonitis (2015 article):
Animal models for emerging coronavirus:
Mice, hamsters, ferrets, monkeys. Which lab animals can help defeat the new coronavirus?
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