The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) recently selected a resident from a highly qualified pool of candidates for its ACLAM-Approved Veterinary Training Program. SoBran Inc., the leader in animal care program design, provided support for the program. The FNIH and SoBran are seeking to promote veterinary education that emphasizes animal welfare and advances the biomedical field.
The resident will be placed in a multi?disciplinary rotation over the course of the two-year program. A broad range of organizations, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as OLAW, USDA, and US Army, will present education modules focused on a number of relevant specialties such as regulatory compliance, microsurgery, Veterinary Intensive Care, and imaging. The training is designed to prepare the resident for the Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinary Board examinations and to provide knowledge of industry best practices that can be shared as the candidate builds a career in the field of biomedical research.
The FNIH was established by the United States Congress to support the mission of the NIH – improving health through scientific discovery. The Foundation identifies and develops opportunities for innovative public-private partnerships involving industry, academia, and the philanthropic community. A non-profit, 501(c(3) corporation, the Foundation raises privatesector funds for a broad portfolio of unique programs that complement and enhance NIH priorities and activities.
“We are honored to be participating in an FNIH program that will advance the training and animal welfare agenda in the biomedical industry”, said Dr. Gregory Kelly, Senior Vice President of SoBran, Inc. “This forward-thinking program is an exciting step that will help enable tomorrow’s veterinarians to continue to evolve industry best practices.”
Source: SoBran, Inc.