Reporting Injured Wildlife on NIH Bethesda Campus
The National Institutes of Health Bethesda campus has a group of volunteer veterinary staff on campus that can assist in the event of wildlife emergencies. Injured or distressed wildlife can be reported by calling either 301-496-5685 or 311, and the on-call veterinary staff will be notified.
The NIH Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) recently redesigned it's website. Along with this exciting new design, many of the URLs have been changed. Please remember to check your bookmarked URLs and update them accordingly. Click on the following link to find safety information for Personnel Working with Animals.
Don't miss this recent NIH Record article about a group of on-call NIH veterinarians and animal care staff that help when campus wildlifeare in need of assistance.
Revision of the NIH Macaque Bite, Scratch, Splash Care Instructions for Employees
The NIH guidance document formerly known as the “Macaque Bite, Scratch, and Splash Care Instructions for Employees” was recently revised and renamed. The document is now called the Macacine herpes (B-virus) Exposure Prophylaxis Program, and includes safety information for laboratory use of fresh, unfixed macaque tissues and body fluids. The requirement checklist and sample Standard Operating Procedure have been revised, and additional resources have been incorporated.
If you have questions concerning the document changes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIH Participates in the USA Science and Engineering Festival
The NIH Office of Animal Care and Use and the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare joined forces to organize the “Animal Research Saves Lives” booth at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival on April 15 – 17th, 2016 at the Washington DC Convention Center. The goal of the Festival is to advance STEM education and inspire our next generation of engineers and scientists. The NIH Pavilion consisted of nineteen activity booths manned by volunteers from across NIH.
Kids of all ages visited with Meredith Mouse’s life-sized mouse cage and visited the activities booth to learn about the important role animals have played in biomedical research and supporting the NIH mission.