Monte Matthews is the Director for Animal Welfare Services (AWS) at the University of Oregon. He is authorized and responsible to administer the University of Oregon’s campus-wide laboratory animal care and use program in a manner that is compliant with all relevant federal laws, regulations, policies, and UO policies and procedures pertaining to animal care and use of live vertebrate animals. Mr. Matthews was instrumental in helping the University of Oregon obtain initial accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International in 1994. The UO has maintained AAALAC accreditation since that time.
Monte is one of the original creators and core faculty member of the nationally recognized and NIH grant supported IACUC 101 series. Mr. Matthews has published several articles and presented many workshops on Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) issues as well as zebrafish care and use matters. Mr. Matthews is active in several national, animal-related research organizations, including Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR) and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). He is a founding member of the Council for the PRIMR IACUC certification program, Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA). He is past board member of the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, and past president of both the Oregon Biomedical Research Association and the Oregon branch of AALAS. Monte was awarded the Arthur Hall Leadership Award for 2016 and the Ron Orta Humanitarian Award for 2017.
Monte enjoys many hobbies, but standing in a river and waving a stick is his favorite passion.