Elizabeth Annette “Liz” <I>Lobur</I> Feussner

Elizabeth Annette “Liz” Lobur Feussner

Death 14 Mar 2005 (aged 58)
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Given to husband, James W. Feussner
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Born: January 28, 1947, New Kensington PA
Married: James W. Feussner M.D., July 24, 1971
Died: March 14, 2005, Philadelphia PA

A life dedicated to the ethical advancement of the biological sciences.

1967-1972 - University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine -V.M.D.
(Veterinary Medical Doctor) degree in 1972
1964-1967 - The Pennsylvania State University - B.S. in Animal Science in 1969 (active in campus
organizations, including Dean of Women's Staff)
1964 - New Kensington High School (National Honor Society)
1988-1992 - Participated in the Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency program at the University of Pennsylvania (not for academic credit) and sat in on pathology rounds and grand rounds. (These activities were in addition to full-time responsibilities as Clinical Veterinarian at Jefferson.)

Continuing Education:
Regularly attended Annual Conference of Veterinarians, local and regional AAALAS meetings; attended laboratory animal medicine rounds at University of Pennsylvania, occasionally attended seminars on selected topics in laboratory animal medicine given by the University Laboratory Animal Resources Department

Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine and surgery in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology in 1981, recertified 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2001
Certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 1994

Last occupation: Independent consultant in laboratory animal medicine at several Philadelphia area facilities:
Lankenau Medical Research Center - 1/93 to 2005
Wistar Institute - 10/94 to 2004
Drexel/MCP-Hahnemann University - 6/97 to 12/02;
Adolor Corporation - 2/00 to 2004
Pennsylvania College of Optometry - 3/00 to 2004
Lehigh Valley Hospital - 1/00 to 2004
University of Pennsylvania Medical School Division of Medical Genetics- 1997 through 2004.
Graduate Hospital Medical Research Center - 12/93 to 3/98
Temple University - 10/98 to 7/01

Responsibilities varied somewhat for the different facilities, but generally included providing medical and surgical care for research animals, including health monitoring of rodents, rabbits and primates; performing routine inspections of animal facilities; examining animals and sign health certificates prior to export to other states and foreign countries; ensuring compliance with AAALAC Standards, NIH Guidelines and all pertinent legislation; providing guidance concerning selection of appropriate animal models, health protection for personnel having contact with animals, and matters relating to ethical use of animals; writing and reviewing facility SOPs; overseeing education program for scientific staff using animals; function as member of IACUC, functioning as anesthesiologist for pigs used in emergency medicine training lab.

Species maintained: mice (including nudes, SCIDs, aged mice, transgenics and those with genetic diseases), rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, opossums, South African clawed toads, eels, wild-caught
turtles (variety of species), iguanas and other lizards, cats, dogs, pigs (including Yucatan minipigs), sheep (including pregnant ewes), goats, and monkeys (squirrel, cynomolgus and rhesus)

5/92 to 3/93 - Special Toxicology Projects Consultant and Senior Scientist and Manager of Veterinary Care at Argus Research Laboratories, Inc. - Responsibilities encompassed both toxicology and laboratory animal medicine

9/88 to 5/92 - 1) Clinical Veterinarian at Thomas Jefferson University Responsibilities: Similar to those stated above, except that this was a full-time position. From 3/90 to 3/91 functioned as Acting Director of the
Department of Animal Resources. 2) Part-time Senior Scientist and Manager of Veterinary Care at Argus Research Laboratories, Inc.

1982-1988 - full-time Senior Scientist and Manager of Veterinary Care at Argus Research Laboratories, Inc. - Responsibilities encompassed toxicology and laboratory animal medicine

1976-1981 - Research Scientist and Senior Scientist at McNeil Pharmaceutical - in charge of all acute toxicology studies and acted as laboratory animal veterinarian in absence of consultant

1972-1976 - small animal practitioner

Professional Societies:
American Veterinary Medical Association
American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science - National Organization
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science - Delaware Valley Branch
President, 1981-1982 ; President-Elect, 1980-1981; Chairman, Regulatory Affairs, 1978-1980
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare
Laboratory Animal Management Association
Society of Toxicology
Member of Reproductive Toxicology and Veterinary Subsections of SOT
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Toxicology
American College of Toxicology
Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association
Charles Louis Davis D.V.M. Foundation for the Advancement of
Veterinary and Comparative Pathology
Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Feussner, E.L., G.E. Lightkep, R.A. Hennesy, A.M. Hoberman and M.S. Christian. A Decade of Rabbit Fertility Data - Study of Historical Control Animals. Teratology 46(4) 1992:349-365.

Christian, M.S., A.M. Hoberman, G.E. Lightkep, E.L. Feussner, and R.A..McCarty, Variations in Incidence of Hydrocephalus Observed in Caesarean-Delivered Control New Zealand White Rabbit Fetuses. J. Amer. College of Toxicology. 4(2) 1985:218.

Paper presented on 11/18/86 at the American College of Toxicology Meeting: Feussner, E.L., M.S. Christian, A.M. Hoberman, G.E. Lightkep, and R.A.. McCarty, Variations in Historical Control Data for Fertility Parameters of Artificially-Inseminated New Zealand White Rabbits.

Paper presented on 10/17/86 at the Society of Quality Assurance Meeting (a portion of this paper was published in the Society of Quality Assurance Newsletter): Goeke, J.E. and E.L. Feussner, Animal Welfare, Research, and
Quality Assurance: A New Role for the Quality Assurance Unit?

Paper presented on 12/7/87 at the American College of Toxicology Meeting: Feussner, E.L., Approach to Auditing Solar Carcinogenicity Studies.

Original entry:

Elizabeth is referenced to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Born January 28, 1947, passed away March 14, 2005. No city or state available.

Her civic duties were conducted through the state of Pennsylvania. No stated dates.

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