The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) are closely aligned in a partnership to minimize risks to the University community from activities involving biological agents. This centralized website has been created with the recognition that the integration of IBC and EHS Biosafety Office information most conveniently serves University faculty and staff in a single location.

Mission
The primary mission of the biosafety program is to provide assistance to the University community in assuring that research involving biological agents is conducted in a safe and responsible manner, and that these activities are in compliance with external regulations and applicable University policies. In fulfilling this mission, we work closely with:

- The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- The Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR)
- WorkMed and The Elson Student Health Center
- The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM)
- Facilities Management

UVA Policies applicable to Biosafety:

ID: SEC-012 - Biosafety

ID: VPRS-001 - Prohibition of Food and Drink in Research Laboratories

ID: SEC-004 - Disposal of Regulated (Hazardous) Materials

ID: SEC-006 - Regulated Medical Waste Management

Vaccinia Vaccination Policy

Ericka Pearce
UVA Biosafety Officer
UVA Alternate RO for Select Agents
 
 
eep3p@virginia.edu, 434-982-5005
Jennifer Branum
UVA Senior Associate Biosafety Officer
UVA Alternate RO for Select Agents
 
 
jmw4qs@virginia.edu, 434-982-4989
Vernell Hensley
Biosafety Specialist
 
 
 
vhs@virginia.edu, 434-982-4920
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Dwight Smith
Biosafety Cabinet Certifier
Hazardous Waste Tech.
 
 
dss2j@virginia.edu, 434-982-4894
Jennifer Cottingham
Senior Industrial Hygiene Tech.
Biosafety Cabinet Certifier
Chemical Fume Hood Certifier
 
jls5xy@virginia.edu, 434-243-1711
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Paul M. Skoglund
UVA Institutional Biosafety Committee - Coordinator
 
 
 
ps5d@virginia.edu, 434-243-0726
 
 
Special Materials Handling Facility
515 Edgemont Road
P.O. Box 400322
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4322
PHONE 434.982.4911
FAX 434.982.4915
One Morton Drive
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P.O. Box 400333
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4322
PHONE 434.243.1711
FAX 434.243.1735
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