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.

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

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

Jennifer Branum
UVA Biosafety Officer
UVA Alternate RO for Select Agents, 434-982-4989
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Dave Clark
Associate Biosafety Officer, 434-982-5005
Vernell Hensley
Biosafety Specialist, 434-982-4920
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Paul M. Skoglund
UVA Institutional Biosafety Committee - Coordinator, 434-243-0726
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Dwight Smith
Senior Hazardous Materials Technician
Biosafety Cabinet Certifier, 434-270-3148
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
Suite 320
P.O. Box 400333
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4333
FAX 434.243.1735
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