CVM graduate student, Macon Overcast, has been selected for an inaugural fellowship by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). This three-month long fellowship allows chooses only 10 students annually to conduct research with a mentor, which culminates with student presentations at the annual National Veterinary Scholars Symposium in late-July/early-August. This year the symposium will be hosted by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
Macon has been selected for his research on "Livestock and wildlife, land-use patterns and other factors influence the development and spread of antibiotic resistance in agricultural environments," and how he is using computer models to better understand how to mitigate this public health threat.
FFAR is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization originally established by bipartisan Congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, which builds unique partnerships to support innovative and actionable science addressing today's food and agriculture challenges. FFAR leverages public and private resources to increase the scientific and technological research, innovation and partnerships critical to enhancing sustainable production of nutritious food for a growing global population.
For more information about this program and to see a full list of recipients, visit FFAR online at: https://foundationfar.org/2019/06/26/ffar-grants-inaugural-vet-fellowship-award-to-ten-students/.