The Institutional Committee for the Care and Use of Animals (ICCUA) oversees all research protocols involving animals. Questions regarding animal subjects in research can be directed to

John Barker
ICCUA chair
jbark3@uis.edu

ICCUA policy calls for the submission of a protocol for any research involving vertebrate animals. This includes field studies with wildlife if the animals are to be handled. The following forms and any supporting documentation are due no later than one week before the Committee convenes.

Animal Research Protocol form (pdf)

Continuation Review Form (pdf)

ICCUA Policy (pdf)

AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Contracts concerning animal welfare: Official Notice (PDF)

Concerns About Animal Welfare

If you have concerns about animal welfare, protocols for animal care for this lab and/or facility have been reviewed and approved by UIS’ Institutional Committee for Care and Use of Animals (ICCUA). If you have any concerns regarding the care of animals in this lab/facility contact any of the individuals listed below. Reports can be made confidentially.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Lucía Vázquez
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
MS PAC 525
University of Illinois Springfield
217-206-8112
lvazq1@uis.edu

Institutional Official

Dr. Dennis Papini
Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs & Provost
MS PAC 525
University of Illinois at Springfield
217-206-6614
dpapi@uis.edu

Veterinarian

Dr. Sean Snyder, D.V.M.
Parkway Veterinary Clinic
506 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62073
217-670-1776

Meeting Schedule

The next ICCUA meeting is scheduled for Nov 2022. The committee will meet in the basement of Health Sciences Building (HSB); all committee members are welcome to attend. Interested parties should contact John Barker, Ph.D., Committee Chairperson (jbark3@uis.edu) for details regarding the meeting.

ICCUA Membership

ICCUA Chair (Term)

John Barker (expires 12/31/23)
Associate Professor, Philosophy
MS UHB 3025
University of Illinois at Springfield
217-206-8244; jbark3@uis.edu

Members (Term)

Sean Snyder, D.V.M – Veterinarian

Joel Horwedel (expires 12/31/24)
Executive Director
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Springfield, Illinois

Amy McEuen (expires 12/31/22)
Associate Professor, Biology
MS HSB 223
University of Illinois at Springfield
217-206-7341

Sheryl Reminger (expires 12/31/23)
Associate Professor, Psychology
MS UHB 3144
University of Illinois at Springfield
217-206-8011

Thomas Rothfus (ex-officio – indefinite)
Director, Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon
MS UHB 3031
University of Illinois at Springfield
217-206-7418

Steve Vitti (expires 12/31/24)
Assistant Professor, Allied Health
MS SLB 16
University of Illinois at Springfield
217-206-8633

Staff to the ICCUA (Term)

Nick Dabbs (staff)
Program Coordinator – Sponsored Programs
MS PAC 525
University of Illinois at Springfield
217-206-8578; ndabb2@uis.edu