Department of Pediatrics receives high marks on UTHSC lab safety report

As required by the National Institutes of Health and governmental regulatory agencies, the UTHSC Office of Research Safety Affairs conducts an annual risk-based laboratory inspection consistent with RS003 – Laboratory Safety Inspections. The senior laboratory safety specialist and the institutional biosafety officer perform this inspection. Higher inspection scores indicate the overall commitment to research safety and compliance on campus.

The Department of Pediatrics received a high average inspection score of 98 and a rating of “guarded” (general risk) with only one repeat finding originally identified in the 2017-18 inspection. Pediatrics had the highest number of principal investigators with outstanding performance on their annual inspections. 

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