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Cynthia A. Pekow, D.V.M.
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Comparative Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington
P: 543-8047 / 764-2448
Academic interests include technician and researcher training and education in humane laboratory animal care and use, as the foundation for sound research. Training is available to all personnel on gentle, safe methods of handling and restraint, as well as on research techniques that prevent or minimize animal discomfort. Effective education methods include hands-on laboratories using models and animals, problem-based learning and computer-based training, along side texts, work-books, lectures and discussions.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Pekow, CA. Basic Experimental Methods in the Rabbit. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Suckow, Stevens, and Wilson, eds. Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Other Rodents. Elsevier, New York. (In press).
Perspectives on Animals in Biomedical Research. Ethics in the Science Classroom Professional Workshop for Teachers. Pack Forest, Washington. July 15, 2009.
Mouse Colony Management, and Humane Techniques for Mice and Rats (3 hour seminar) Colegio Brasiliero de Experimentacao Animal [Brazilian Laboratory Animal Association], Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 19, 2008.
Considering Animals in Research. Biomedical Research Integrity Series, University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, August 28, 2007.
Pekow, CA. Video: Why Animals are Used in Biomedical Research. For University of Washington TV, presented July, 2002 for teacher training program: Addictions and the Brain.
Pekow, CA and Baumans, V. "Common Nonsurgical Procedures and Techniques", Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Second Edition: Animal Models, Volume II, by Jann Hau (Editor), Gerald L. Van Hoosier (Editor). CRC Press, New York. 2003. 2010 revision submitted for third edition.
Van Hoosier, Jr. GL, Dennis, Jr. MB, Pekow CA, Scott CS. Research Animal Management Problems as a Strategy for Education and Training. Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science 33 (5) September, 1994: 72-4.