The 2015 AAALAC, International Harry Rozmiarek Memorial Award has been awarded to Muhammad Rafiq Dar, DVM, PhD, of Karachi, Pakistan. The €6000 award will support Dr. Rafiq to participate in the Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine program offered through the University of Guelph, in Canada (www.open.uoguelph.ca). He plans to begin studies in October. Dr. Rafiq works at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, where he manages the research animal facility, provides training for researchers, and serves on the ethics committee. His plans for making use of the training include teaching faculty, students, and animal care staff about laboratory animal care and use, as well as providing workshops and seminars at a national level to share this knowledge. Without this scholarship support, Dr. Dar would not be able to afford this opportunity.
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), International supports this ICLAS Veterinary Scholarship, in honor of the late Dr. Harry Rozmiarek, an active and influential volunteer in both AAALAC and ICLAS. The ICLAS Veterinary Scholarships are designed to allow access to training for veterinarians from parts of the globe in which education in laboratory animal science and medicine is unavailable or difficult to obtain. Information about applying for an ICLAS Veterinary Scholarship may be found here: http://iclas.org/committees/education-and-training-committee/iclas-scholarship-program-for-veterinarians-in-laboratory-animal-science-and-medicine