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Comparative Medicine Branch Acronyms

AAALAC Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
AALAS American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
ABSL Animal Bio-Safety Level
ACUC Animal Care and Use Committee
ALAT Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (AALAS Certified)
APD Animal Program Director
ASP Animal Study Proposal
BSL Bio-Safety Level
CAN Common Accounting Number
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CMB Comparative Medicine Branch
CRL Charles River Laboratories
DCT Division of Cancer Treatment (part of the National Cancer Institute)
DES Division of Engineering Services
DIR Division of Intramural Research
DS Division of Safety
ETO Ethylene Oxide
FCRDC Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FY Fiscal Year
GLP Good Laboratory Practices
GTS Gene Targeting Section
HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HRP Hazleton Research Products
HSD Harlan Sprague Dawley
HTLV Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Lentivirus
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee
IC Institute or Center
IPM Integrated Pest Management
JAX The Jackson Laboratory
LAD Laboratory of Allergic Diseases
LAT Laboratory Animal Technician (AALAS Certified)
LATG Laboratory Animal Technologist (AALAS Certified)
LCID Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases
LCMI Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
LHD Laboratory of Host Defenses
LI Laboratory of Immunology
LID Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
LIG Laboratory of Immunogenetics
LIP Laboratory of Immunopathology
LIR Laboratory of Immunoregulation
LMM Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology
LMS Laboratory of Molecular Structure
LPD Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
LSS Laboratory Sciences Section
LVD Laboratory of Viral Diseases
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
NCAB National Capital Area Branch of AALAS
NCI National Cancer Institute
NHP Nonhuman Primate
NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIHAC National Institutes of Health Animal Center (Poolesville, Maryland)
OACU Office of Animal Care and Use
ORS Office of Research Services
OSD Office of the Scientific Director
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
QA Quality Assurance
RALAT Registered Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician
RLAT Registered Laboratory Animal Technician
RLATG Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist
RML Rocky Mountain Laboratories
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
TXS Trimethoprim Sulfa
TAC Taconic Farms
USAMRIID United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture
USUHS Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
VRP Veterinary Resources Program
WRAIR Walter Reed Army Institute for Research

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Last Updated July 01, 2006