Dr Glisson to Lead USPoultry Foundation Research

US - US Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation (USPOULTRY Foundation) announces the appointment of Dr John Glisson as Director, Research. He succeeds Dr Henry Marks, who is retiring.
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Dr John Glisson

Dr Glisson will administer the Association's comprehensive research programme that encompasses all components of poultry and egg production and processing. He will work with the Foundation's Research Advisory Committee, receiving and evaluating research proposals and making recommendations to the board of directors for funding approval. Over $22 million has been invested in research funding over the last 20 years.

Among Dr Glisson's extensive experience, he recently retired as Head of the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia, was Head of the Department of Avian Medicine, and was Associate Dean of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a past president of the American Association of Avian Pathologists and has received numerous honors for his work. He received his BS in Biology from Valdosta State and his DVM, Master of Avian Medicine, and PhD in Medical Microbiology from the University of Georgia.

"We are pleased to have Dr Glisson join us in this vital research role. He has a very distinguished career and has been an active member of the research community, sharing and reaching out to industry. We look forward to his contribution to our research efforts," said USPOULTRY Foundation chairman, Steve Willardsen, Cargill Value Added Meats, Wichita, Kansas.

"US Poultry & Egg Association welcomes Dr Glisson as our research director. We are excited that John's background will carry us into the future in shepherding our research programme to ensure that our industry remains competitive," remarked John Starkey, USPOULTRY president.

"We also thank Dr Marks for his service to the Foundation research programme over the last two years. We look forward to continuing to work with Henry," Starkey said.

"The USPOULTRY Foundation research programme is an important source of support for innovation for the US poultry industry. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to be involved in the future achievements of the research programme," commented Dr Glisson.

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