NC Newspaper Names NICEATM Director “Tar Heel of the Week”
Catherine Sprankle, NICEATM
In its Sunday, August 7, edition, The Raleigh News and Observer named NICEATM Director Warren Casey, Ph.D., as its “Tar Heel of the Week.” The newspaper’s weekly feature recognizes North Carolinians who have made important contributions to their areas of interest or expertise.
The article noted that Casey, recipient of this year’s Society of Toxicology Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award, was among those leading the effort towards a coordinated U.S. strategy to replace animal use for regulatory testing, an effort that will require changing policy and practice across multiple agencies in the Federal government. “As much as agencies have tried to do things on their own, to really have an impact, we’re going to have to have a national conversation on how to get away from animal testing,” the article quoted Casey as saying.
The effort to develop a new national strategy for reducing our reliance on animal testing will be the subject of the upcoming meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) on September 27 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC. Materials for the SACATM meeting will be posted on the National Toxicology Program website when available.