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AAALAC
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International
AAAS
American Association for the Advancement of Science
AALAS
American Association of Laboratory Animal Science
AAV
Adeno-Associated Virus
ABR
Association for Biomedical Research
ABS
Animal Behavior Society
ACLAD
American Committee on Laboratory Animal Diseases
ACLAM
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
ACVP
American College of Veterinary Pathologist
ADARC
Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
AFIP
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ALAT
Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (AALAS Certification)
ALF
Animal Liberation Front
amfAR
American Foundation for AIDS Research
AMP
Americans for Medical Progress
APHIS
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
APV
Association of Primate Veterinarians
ARENA
Applied Research Ethics National Association
ART
Assisted Reproductive Technology
ASIP
American Society for Investigative Pathology
ASLAP
American Society of Laboratory Animal Practioners
ASM
American Society for Microbiology
ASP
American Society of Primatologists
ASV
American Society for Virology
ATLL
Adult T-cell Leukemia/Lymphoma
AVMA
American Veterinary Medical Association
AWA
Animal Welfare Act
AWIC
Animal Welfare Information Center
AWRs
Animal Welfare Regulations
BOR
Board of Regents
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
cDNA
Complementary DNA
CFAR
Center for AIDS Research
CHAVI
Center for HIV-AIDS Vaccine Immunology
CHOP
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
CMAR
Certified Manager of Animal Resources
CNPRC
California National Primate Research Center
CPRC
Caribbean Primate Research Center
CNS
Central Nervous System
COBRE
Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
COGR
Council on Government Relations
CRISP
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (an NIH Database)
CRL
Charles River Laboratories
CROI
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
CSR
Center for Scientific Review (at NIH)
DEA
Drug Enforcement Administration
DHHS
Department of Health and Human Services
DNA
Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DoCR
Division of Collaborative Research
EGSA
Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award/Pediatric AIDS Foundation
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
FASEB
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
FBR
Foundation for Biomedical Research
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FELASA
Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations
FOIA
Freedom of Information Act
GCRC
General Clinical Research Centers
GLP
Good Laboratory Practices Regulations
GMP
Good Manufacturing Practices Regulations
HAM
HTLV Associated Myelopathy
HEPA
High Efficiency, Particulate Air Filter
HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIVE
HIV Encephalitis
HSUS
Humane Society of the United States
HTLV-1
Human T Cell Leukemia Virus I
HVAC
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
HVTN
HIV Vaccine Trials Network
IACUC
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IAVI
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
IBC
Institutional Biosafety Committee
ICLAS
International Council for Laboratory Animal Science
IETS
International Embryo Transfer Society
IHV
Institute of Human Virology
iiFAR
incurably ill For Animal Research
ILAM
Institute for Laboratory Animal Management
ILAR
Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources
IPM
International Partnership for Microbicides
IPPL
International Primate Protection League
IPS
International Primatological Society
IRAC
Interagency Research Animal Committee
ISIS
International Species Inventory System
ISP
International Society of Primatology
LAMA
Laboratory Animal Management Association
LAT
Laboratory Animal Technician (AALAS Certification)
LATg
Laboratory Animal Technologist (AALAS Certification)
LSUSOM
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
LSUSVM
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
MCB
Molecular and Cell Biology Program at Tulane
MHB
Modular Holding Building
MSC
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheets
NABR
National Association for Biomedical Research
NAS
National Academy of Science
NBL
National Biocontainment Laboratory
NCI
National Cancer Institute
NCRR
National Center for Research Resources
NENPRC
New England National Primate Research Center
NHP
Nonhuman Primate
NIAID
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
NIDDK
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NIOSH
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIRC
New Iberia Research Center
NLM
National Library of Medicine
NPRC
National Primate Research Center
NRC
National Research Council
NSF
National Science Foundation
OAR
Office of AIDS Research (at NIH)
OEHS
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
OLAW
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (at NIH)
ONPRC
Oregon National Primate Research Center
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Act
PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
PHS
Public Health Service
PPE
Personal Protective Equipment
PRIM&R
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
RBL
Regional Biosafety Laboratory
RSV
Respiratory Synctial Virus
SAB
Scientific Advisory Board
SARS
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SCAW
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare
SERCEB
Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence for Emerging Infections and Biodefense
SFBR
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
SIV
Simian Immunodeficiency Virus
SIVE
SIV Encephalitis
SNPRC
Southwest National Primate Research Center
SOP
Standard Operating Procedure
SPF
Specific Pathogen Free
SRV
Simian Retrovirus
STLV
Simian T-cell Leukemia Virus
SVV
Simian Varicella Virus
TB
Tuberculosis
TNPRC
Tulane National Primate Research Center
TRAC
Tulane Resource Allocation Committee
TSP
Tropical Spastic Paraparesis
TU
Tulane University
TUHSC
Tulane University Health Science Center
TUSPHTM
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
TUSOM
Tulane University School of Medicine
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
UTMB
University of Texas Medical Branch
VRC
Vaccine Research Center (at NIH)
VZV
Varicella Zoster Virus
WANPRC
Washington National Primate Research Center
WHO
World Health Organization
WINPRC
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
WNV
West Nile Virus
WRCE
Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research
YNPRC
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

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