Seton Hall University

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Mission Statement

The IACUC at Seton Hall University is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the proper care, use, and humane treatment of animals used in research, teaching, and training at Seton Hall.  Animal facilities are maintained by the Departments of Biology and Psychology (College of Arts & Science) and the Department of Neuroscience (School of Health and Medical Science). All faculty, staff, and  students working with animals in Seton Hall  facilities are obligated to follow the high standard of care as mandated by the Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service Policy.

To fulfill this obligation the IACUC follows The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and has a letter of assurance filed with The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

Any research project, class activity, or testing procedure involving the use of animals must be reviewed and approved by the IACUC before initiation.  The process for submitting a project, activity or testing procedure for review, is outlined in the IACUC Review Process.

The Provost is the institutional official and appoints the IACUC members:

Institutional Official - Karen Boroff, Ph.D., Interim Provost

Michael Vigorito, Ph.D.

Sulie Chang Ph.D.
Faculty, scientist
Biological Sciences

Amy Hunter, Ph.D.
Faculty, scientist

Stephen Kelly, Ph.D.
Faculty, scientist
Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center

Franklin Williams, M.A.
Office of Grants and Research Services 

Simon Chia
Nonaffiliated member

Donald Kentner, V.M.D.
Attending Veterinarian
Wayne Hill's Animal Hospital 

Contact Information

Michael Vigorito, Ph.D., IACUC Chair
Telephone: (973) 238-7226 or (973) 761-9484
FAX: (973) 275-5852

Postal address:
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, New Jersey, 07079