Contact Us

The Office of Animal Welfare is a department of the University of Washington providing support to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) as well as to university researchers and educators who use live vertebrate animals as part of their programs. Our contact list is provided below.

The OAW also offers drop in hours for protocol assistance on Mondays from 1-3pm and Wednesdays from 10am–12pm.

General Information

Main Office: Health Sciences Building. Call 206.685.7363 for room location.
SLU Office: Administrative Building C, Monday from 11:00-3:00 or by appointment. For room location or to schedule an appointment call 206.685.7363
Campus Mail: Box 357160
Fax Number:  206-616-5664
For general IACUC questions: 206-685-7363
For animal use training registration and questions contact: Jennifer Linton

Office of Animal Welfare Directory

Sally Thompson-Iritani, Director
Laurence Istvan, Assistant Director of Operations
Tena Petersen, Program Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Inter-institutional Collaboration
Sarah Starr, Administrative Coordinator

Review Scientists
Michael Bobola
Michelle Brot
Emily Clark
Doug Fitts
Michelle Newman
Mark Tetrick
Preston Van Hooser

Program Support
Selesteen Jimenez, Program Coordinator
Grant Lyon, Program Support Supervisor

IACUC Site Visit Support
Tony Nguyen, Program Operations Specialist

Post-Approval Monitoring Program
Kelly Heffernan, Scientific Liaison
Aubrey Schoenleben, Scientific Liaison
Preston Van Hooser, Senior Scientific Liaison

Sensaphone Support
Matt McPherson, Sensaphone Technician

Animal Use Training Program
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Jennifer Linton, Training Program Support Supervisor
Erika French, Scientific Instructor
Kathy Andrich, Scientific Instructor
Amy Lee, Scientific Instructor