The Veterinary Bioscience Institute’s Dr. Szczepan Baran a Guest on Mendelspod.
Dr. Szczepan Baran, President of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) at the Piedmont Triad Research Park in Winston Salem, North Carolina, was a guest on the popular website and podcast Mendelspod.
North Carolina (I-Newswire) January 20, 2013 - Dr. Szczepan Baran, President of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute at the Piedmont Triad Research Park in Winston Salem, North Carolina, was a guest on the popular website and podcast Mendelspod on January 10th, 2013. This podcast is available on-demand.
Some of the topics discussed include globalizing laboratory animal welfare, the difficulties laboratory animal professionals face in the eyes of the public, and how proper education for the laboratory animal community can have profound positive results on research and animal welfare.
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is committed to promoting the 3R’s of research, which are replacement, reduction and refinement. Specifically, VBI aims to replace larger species in research, like dogs and cats, by utilizing rodents for procedures that are best suited for laparoscopy or colonoscopic procedures. VBI has translated laparoscopy and colonoscopy to rodents and published their work on its many applications. VBI focuses on education and how improving surgical outcomes through improved techniques lessens the numbers of animals needed in research (reduction), and VBI utilizes novel and validated techniques to refine surgical procedures leading to improved surgical outcomes, improved animal welfare and a reduction of the numbers of animals needed for research.
“We are extremely proud of all that Dr. Szczepan Baran has done for the Laboratory Animal Medicine and Surgery Community,” states Elizabeth Johnson, CEO of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute. “He is incredibly passionate about his work and making sure that not only is there an uncompromising improvement in animal welfare, but that improvement actually creates better research data.”
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute is the leading provider of on-line and on-site continuing education and training for the Life Sciences Community. Their staff consists of veterinarians, most of whom have multiple post-doctoral degrees and are board certified in various areas of veterinary medicine. They are located at the Piedmont Triad Research Park in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
About Veterinary Bioscience Institute
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is an innovative
company that is changing the futur More..e of experimental and veterinary surgical and
biomethodology training. This training is required by law for the biomedical
community in the European Union, and the United States, which includes industry,
academia and nonprofit institutions. Training is also required by accreditation
organizations for technical and medical staff to keep their licensure in good
standing, as well as re-enforce that the highest standard of practice is being
implemented. VBI provides cost-effective and highly efficient surgical and
biomethodology training programs, which meet regulatory and industry
regulations and also fulfill continuing education requirements.
VBI does more than just training. We have developed a unique,
comprehensive and objective competency assessment program and related scoring
system that is an adaptation for the biomedical community of the validated
system used in human medicine and surgery. In addition, VBI is the first
educator for the biomedical community that successfully utilizes a validated
human model for knowledge transfer: online surgical training followed by
hands-on training. This method is further enhanced through the use of VBI’s
objective, surgical competency assessment program. This comprehensive approach
results in more competent surgeons, better surgical outcomes, improved animal
welfare and better scientific data. In fact, VBI has the first publication in
the laboratory animal field showing that their validated method of online surgical
education equals live, hands on training.
VBI is revolutionizing the standards of surgical excellence
by introducing and validating innovations such as rodent laparoscopy,
colonoscopy and thorascopy. These processes are major refinements to standard
procedures, and VBI is incredibly proud to be leading the charge.
Team members of VBI are heavily published in a variety of
subject matter, and most are veterinarians with post doctoral degrees.
VBI has become a permanent fixture as invited speakers at almost
all national and international laboratory animal meetings, and our lectures are
being cited in a variety of ways within the biomedical community. VBI also
performs a number of hands-on workshops at these meetings which have received
While raising the bar on continuing education standards, VBI
also focuses on the three R’s of reduction, replacement and refinement. VBI is
revolutionizing continuing education for the biomedical community. Let us show
Veterinary Bioscience Institute
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Phone : 877-838-2467
Published in:Science and Research
Published On:January 20, 2013
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