Dr. B. Taylor Bennet Management Consultant, USA

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Dr. B. Taylor Bennett did his undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Medical School. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the... read moreAmerican College of Animal Welfare. He is currently a management consultant in the area of program evaluation and regulatory compliance and serves as the Senior Scientific Advisor for the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR). He spent 36 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) overseeing their animal care and use program. The last ten of those years he served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Resources.
Dr. Bennett has served as the President of the Association of Primate Veterinarians, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science and the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Biomedical Research, which he chaired, and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He has also served as ASLAP Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates and on both the 1993 and 2000 AVMA Panel on Euthanasia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Scientist Center for Animal Welfare and as Chair of the Board of the ASLAP Foundation.
He has served as the senior author of the Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel which was published by the National Agricultural Library. He also served as the program director for an ACLAM approved postdoctoral training program in laboratory animal medicine and as the senior editor for the two volume ACLAM text, Non Human Primates in Biomedical Research and an author of the CRC manual The Laboratory Non-human Primate. Dr. Bennett has over 80 publications and over 275 abstracts and presentations.
He has been the recipient of the Robert J. Flynn Award, CB-AALAS Distinguished Service Award, the AVMA’s Charles River Prize, the Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine's Special Service Award, the AALAS Joseph A Garvey Award, the Foundation for Biomedical Research’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award and the AVMA Animal Welfare Award.