NICEATM Director Casey Recognized for Contributions to Animal Welfare
Contributor: Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM
In a Dec. 14 announcement, the Society of Toxicology (SOT) recognized NICEATM Director Warren Casey, Ph.D., with the 2016 Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award. This award is given for advancing toxicology through the development and application of methods that replace, refine, or reduce the need for experimental animals.
In recognizing the work done by Casey during his three years as NICEATM director, the award specifically noted his efforts to improve the quality of data from traditional animal studies used for the evaluation of new approaches, and his leadership on projects supporting replacement of animal tests with high throughput screening approaches and computational models.
Casey and the other SOT honorees will be presented with their awards in a ceremony during the 2016 SOT Annual Meeting in March in New Orleans.