Animal Research Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Animal Research Program (ARP) is to support and facilitate the ethical and safe conduct of animal-based biomedical and behavioral research throughout Northwell Health. Program administration and oversight ensures the proper treatment, care and well-being of animals used to further the development of knowledge necessary for the improvement of the health and well-being of humans as well as other animals.


The ARP is comprised of two key divisions who together, provide regulatory and administrative oversight for animals used in biomedical research:

Federal Wide Assurance

Our Animal Research Program is registered with the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Public Health Service (PHS) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

The animal research program is accredited by the Association of the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) which evaluates organizations that use animals in research, teaching or testing. Those that meet or exceed AAALAC standards are awarded accreditation indicating the research program not only meets the minimum standards required by law, but also goes the extra step to achieve excellence in animal care and use.

PHS Assurance: # D16-00107 (A3168 01)
USDA Registration: # 21R0107
NYS Registration: # A-060
AAALAC: # 000751

Contact the ARP

Theresa Faughnan
Center for Comparative Physiology (CCP)
Phone: (516) 562-0430





Michelle Aparicio

Animal Welfare Office
Phone: (516) 465-2717
General Email: