Posted: October 25, 2017
Crystal Sims, senior animal health technician, University Laboratory Animal Resources, received the Technician of the Year Award from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). AALAS is an association of professionals dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals. The Technician of the Year Award recognizes an individual for their accomplishment and contribution to the promotion of laboratory animal care. Sims cares for a variety of animals including mice, rats, guinea pigs, sheep and nonhuman primates. She also supports the experimental surgical core, providing medical care and assistance with animal preparation, anesthesia induction, monitoring and recovery.