Veterinary Medical Officer in the Division of Assurances in the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Dr. Jane Na is a Veterinary Medical Officer in the Division of Assurances in the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and also provides support to the OLAW Division of Compliance Oversight. In these roles, she works to ensure the humane care and use of animals in research, testing, and training supported by the Public Health Service (PHS). This is accomplished through the requirements of the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) which must be met for grants personnel to make award. Specifically, her duties include review and resolution of animal welfare concerns in the grant application Vertebrate Animal Section; review and negotiation of Animal Welfare Assurances; and after award, review for compliance with the PHS Policy through evaluation of self-reported and alleged noncompliance. Dr. Na completed her laboratory animal medicine residency as well as her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan, and attained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University.
Learn about the special considerations for research involving animals. This session provides information on: 1) The requirements for live vertebrate animal use, 2) Appropriate completion of the Vertebrate Animal Section of the grant application and peer review considerations, 3) The functions of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 4) Details on the various Animal […]