Research, Animals, and Ethics


Society and regulatory agencies dictate that ethical principles be considered when maintaining research animal well-being. Bioethics is the study of the ethical questions that arise in the relationship between the disciplines of philosophy, law, biotechnology, life sciences, medicine and politics. Dr. Susan Kopp will be providing an introduction to Bioethics as it relates to animal-based research. The seminar will provide a framework for discussion for the research community at our collaborative institutions and outline successful methods for investigative staff to address their research interests to the general public. The animal rights interpretation and perspective will also be addressed for discussion.


This program is for the Tri-Institutional research community.

Date & Time(s)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
444 East 68 Street
Hoffmann Auditorium (C-186)
New York, NY 10065



Tri-Institutional Collaboration Network
Research Animal Resource Center (RARC)

Registration Details

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Susan Kopp, DVM
Professor of Health Sciences, Veterinary Technology Program
LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
Affiliated Scholar, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Dr. Kopp teaches companion animal nursing, pharmacology, ethics, and a class on animal shelters. Her clinical interests focused on shelter medicine and later, as chief veterinarian for the New York City animal shelter system, in related fields of veterinary public health and the human-animal bond. At LaGuardia since 2000 and director of the veterinary technology program from 2002 to 2007, Susan is a recipient of the New York State Humane Association Award for Exemplary Veterinary Service.