Know Your Acronyms: CMU

At NEOMED, we love acronyms! Do you recognize this one?

Not sure what the CMU (C-M-U) is? No worries. The Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) is responsible for providing care and a safe and secure environment for all the laboratory animals used for research and teaching programs on campus. The CMU’s director, Stanley Dannemiller, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM, comes with his own acronyms, which stand for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Dr. Dannemiller is responsible for ensuring that all the animals, including guinea pigs and non-human primates (known as NHPs) in the CMU are cared for in the most ethical and safe manner. The CMU keeps an Animal Welfare Assurance on file through the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and is registered as a research facility through the United States Department of Agriculture.

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