With a total of around 130 Animal
Care Staff, Comparative Medicine of
Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, is a
most active biomedical research center.
It relies on a Culture of Continuous Care
to keep turnover to a bare minimum.
Dr. Maria Kamper, DVM, Ph.D., Animal
Facility Manager at Astrid Fagraeus
Laboratory, one of the premises of
Comparative Medicine, says the turnover
stays nearly nil in her lab thanks to man-
agement's practice of and expectation
across the board for open communica-
tion, and a genuine concern for every-
Lest you think this is lip service, here
are some activities that foster the culture
of engagement and well being.
• Daily Catch-Up Meeting
• Weekly Stress Barometer
• Relaxation room on site (massage
chair with meditation programs)