The Laboratory Safety Committee has responsibility to recommend procedures and policies to ensure that the college’s operations, especially those carried out in research and development laboratories, are conducted in a safe and responsible manner.  It will work in close coordination with the UI Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to promote the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff in the College of Pharmacy that work in and near these laboratory facilities.  The committee reports to the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs.

Specific areas of attention for the 2016-2017 academic year include:

  • In coordination with EHS, review laboratory safety emergency preparedness plans and implement any updates that are necessary.
  • Review current ICON course requirements for laboratory safety orientation/training for new graduate students.  Make recommendations for any necessary updates or enhancements.
  • Continue to work with Brad Gilchrist as needed to assist with laboratory safety-related components in the development of collegiate disaster/emergency preparedness plans.
  • Provide minutes of all meetings for web-posting


Agenda and Meeting Minutes (secure site)


Zhendong Jin
Past Chair
Dennis Erb
UI Pharmaceuticals (UIP) Rep
Reza Nejadnik
Ex Officio, High Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility
Bradley Gilchrist
Ex-Officio, Building Coordinator
Michael W Duffel
Assoc. Dean of Research/Graduate Programs