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This is poster #47.  “Award Winning Hero”.  This golden yellow colored poster displays a vertically oriented scroll titled “Nobel Prizes” that were earned from 1905 to 2012.  This poster consists of thirty one awards for research that was based on animal models.  At the bottom right hand corner is a white cartoon mouse standing up and dressed in a black tuxedo with his front leg on his left hip.  The golden Noble prize coin on a blue ribbon draped over its neck and he is gazing at the list of awards proudly as a hero might stand.  The scroll has two columns.  The column on the far left has the dates that the awards were given and the other column has a short description of the achievement for which the award was made.  Examples of achievements include; 1945 – Discovery of penicillin, 1990 – Organ transplantation techniques and 2010 – Development of in vitro fertilization.

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Welcome to the Intramural Animal Care and Use (ACU) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This page is intended to serve as an information resource for NIH scientists, Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) members, veterinarians, animal science specialists, and other NIH staff involved in the conduct of biomedical research here at NIH.

Dr. Michael M. Gottesman, Deputy Director for Intramural Research serves as the Institutional Official for the NIH Intramural Research Program. Twenty-five of 30 NIH components use animals in their intramural research programs. Each of those 25 components has an ACUC, and their program is directed by a senior veterinarian, the Animal Program Director (APD). In the conduct of their research, the scientific staff, ACUCs and APDs are responsible to the Institutional Official. The Animal Research Advisory Committee (ARAC) meets monthly to discuss trans-NIH topics and to provide advice to the Institutional Official. The Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) provides oversight and programmatic assistance on behalf of the Institutional Official.

All components of the intramural NIH ACU program are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.

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