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Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center's Animal Resources is designed specifically to enable investigator-initiated cancer biologic investigations in animals. The animal facilities and animal care program is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International. The division of Animal Research and Resources administers all laboratory animal resources and services of the Johns Hopkins University and Medical Institutions. SKCCC Animal Resources, due to its unique programs and goals, is operated as a separate functional unit under the direction of the Associate Provost for Animal Research and Resources and the SKCCC. The Resource has two locations: The Bunting-Blaustein and the David H. Koch Cancer Research Buildings.
Services provided include animal procurement, day-to-day care and oversight, microbiological monitoring, pathology services, training, maintenance of genetically altered and immunodeficient rodent colonies, consultation on animal model selection, and management of special facilities for the use of hazardous agents. The veterinary medical, microbiological monitoring, and pathology services are performed by the Department of Comparative Medicine on a fee-for-service basis.
Cynthia Zahnow, Resource Director
Sherrie Hawkes, Resource Manager/Supervisor