The Central Animal Facilities (CAF) are under the Central Research Facilities (CRF) and comprise a community of hard working individuals who ensure that the animal subjects that are used on research projects are cared for in the most humane and ethical manner. These individuals are trained to handle the animals and to recognize any possible problems or issues that may arise.
If you are a principal investigator planning to use live, vertebrate animals for research, training, or testing, you must adhere to requirements in the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations. After IACUC review and approval, you then need to go through orientation with the manager of the CRF and then order your animals through the supervisor of the RIH CAF.
Lifespan CRF/CAF staff:CRF Manager: Paula Bains-ValleeCRF Secretary: Maria PappRIH CAF Supervisor: Thomas FrenzeOff-sites CAF Supervisor: Penny Clouiter-LyonsCRF OR Supervisor: Stephanie PachecoCRF Operations Coordinator: Ashley HemendingerCAF Veterinary Technician: Jim Clarke, Paul ChamberlainAttending Veterinarian: Dr. Lara HelwigAssistant Attending Vet: Dr. Larry HulesbosAssistant Attending Vet: Dr. Gordon Hankinson
For information, please call 444-5788
Send all correspondence to Rhode Island Hospital, Aldrich 510