is currently on the Committee on Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research.

James L. Blanchard, D.V.M., Ph.D. is Associate Director for Veterinary Resources and the Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the Tulane Regional Primate Research Center in Covington, LA. He is a primate veterinarian and has broad experience in parasitology and in occupational health and safety issues in nonhuman primate facilities.

Thomas J. Ferguson, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of Student Health Services at the University of California, Davis. His expertise is in occupational medicine having been responsible for clinical occupational health services at UC Davis including the management of workplace exposures to nonhuman primates. He is board certified in internal medicine, occupational medicine, and medical toxicology and also holds a Ph.D. degree in public health with emphasis in environmental health sciences (UCLA).

LCDR Lisa J. Flynn, M.S. is an Environmental Health Specialist in the Office of the Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration. Her expertise is in occupational health and safety issues. She spent 12 years at NIH first as Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and then as a Program Manager. During her tenure there, she participated in the development of the NIH Manual Issuance on the protection of personnel working with nonhuman primates.

Jack O. Geissert, M.P.H., C.I.H. is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for the Massachusetts operations of Genetics Institute-Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. He is a certified industrial hygienist. He has served at numerous institutions in this capacity, including NIOSH, Colorado State University, and several corporations.

Julia K. Hilliard, Ph.D. is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Professor and Director of the National B Virus Resource Center within the Viral Immunology Center in the Department of Biology at Georgia State University. She is one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on the biology and transmission of B virus. She previously served on the NRC Committee on Occupational Safety and Health in Research Animal Facilities.

Michael P. Kiley, Ph.D. is Research Programs Safety Officer for the Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture. His expertise is in developing and overseeing multiple levels of biocontainment facilities.



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