Ernest D. Prentice, PhD

Ernest D. Prentice is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Institutional Official for the Animal Care and Use Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  In addition to his scholarly work in the fields of anatomy and medical education, Dr. Prentice is a frequent contributor to the literature on the ethics and regulation of both human and animal research, and he is a frequent speaker at meetings on various aspects of research ethics.  He regularly serves as a faculty member for PRIM&R IRB 101/250 courses and IACUC 101/201 courses, which are held at institutions across the U.S.  Dr. Prentice is Chair of the CITI Executive Advisory Committee and past President of the Board of Trustees for the Scientist Center for Animal Welfare.  Honors include the 2003 SCAW Harry C. Roswell Award for his contributions to the enhancement of laboratory animal welfare;  the 2005 ARENA Distinguished Service Award, and, in 2006, the HHS Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) presented Dr. Prentice with a medallion for Outstanding Achievement in Human Subject Protections.