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Webinar: (2021-10) Navigating the Intersections Between Animal Care and Use and Human Subjects Oversight: Mind the Gap

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  • Megin Nichols, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

    Megin Nichols serves as the lead for the team at CDC that investigates multistate outbreaks of Salmonella and E. coli resulting from exposure to animals, pet products and raw milk. Prior to joining CDC, Dr. Nichols worked in her home state at the New Mexico Department of Health for 5 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from New Mexico State University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and a Master of Public Health in Food Safety and Biosecurity from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest include: zoonotic disease, food safety, and pediatric health.

  • Laura Youngblood, MPH, CIP

    Laura Youngblood serves as the senior human subjects advisor for CDC’s National Center for Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). In this role, Ms. Youngblood is responsible for determining the applicability of human subjects research regulations for scientific projects conducted in NCEZID. She previously served as an IRB Administrator in CDC’s Human Research Protection Office, and she was an active IRB member at CDC from 2005-2018, serving in Vice-Chair, Chair, and Executive Chair roles. Before her transition to the field of human research protections, Ms. Youngblood was an Epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from California Polytechnic State University, a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Emory University, and she is a Certified IRB Professional (CIP). Her areas of interest include zoonotic and vectorborne disease, human research and public health ethics, and technical writing.

October 14, 2021
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 15M

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