Director, Animal Welfare & Compliance, AbbVie, Inc.Biography
Letty Medina earned her BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and her DVM degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her Laboratory Animal Medicine post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). She is currently the Director of Animal Research & Compliance at AbbVie Inc. Her primary responsibilities are to ensure that AbbVie adheres to all animal regulations, adopts the most ethical animal research practices, and continues to enhance an ethical culture for animal research with innovative 3Rs initiatives. She served as chair of the 3Rs Leadership Group of the Innovation and Quality Consortium in 2014 and served as a co-editor for the 3Rs Special Topic Journal published by JAALAS in March 2015. She is dedicated to promoting more transparency about ethical animal research to ensure public understanding and support for biomedical research. She is a frequent speaker at national meetings about animal welfare, the 3Rs and the need for public outreach.