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"Future approaches to promoting poultry intestinal health and coccidiosis control" is the third and final presentation in a three-part webinar series entitled, “Successfully managing the intestinal health of poultry flocks: Coccidiosis control,” to be equipped for effective and sustainable coccidiosis control in poultry flocks.The webinar series, Sponsored by
Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry, is free to the poultry industry audience by registering.Who should attend? The webinar audience will include poultry industry personnel, including live production managers, poultry flock veterinarians, researchers, and others interested in coccidiosis control in the poultry industry.
Dr. Hyun S. LillehojResearch Molecular Biologist, ImmunologistAgricultural Research Service, USDA
Dr. Lillehoj received her B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Hartford, M.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Connecticut, and Ph.D. in Immunology from Wayne State University, School of Medicine. After graduation, she was a NIH post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Wayne State University to conduct research on the immunology of prostate cancer and immunogenetics of autoimmune diseases. In 1981, she was appointed as a staff fellow in the Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID, NIH where she studied T-cell immunity. Since 1984, Dr. Lillehoj worked at the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Since joining the USDA-ARS, she has progressively risen in the ranks to where she is now highest grade level, Supergrade. Her research career has focused on the immunobiology of host-pathogen interactions, vaccine development, mucosal immunology, and immunogenetics. Dr. Lillehoj developed the first set of mouse monoclonal antibodies detecting chicken lymphocyte subpopulations that have been commercialized and used by poultry scientists world-wide and have been instrumental for investigation of avian cell-mediated immunity. More recently, Dr. Lillehoj constructed the first chicken intestinal cDNA microarray which has been of seminal importance in national and international poultry genomics research. Her research has resulted in more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 18 book chapters, 300 meeting abstracts, and 6 U.S. patents. She has been awarded more than $ 12 million in research funding, including 8 CSREES NRI, BARD, IFASA, and Food Safety Initiative grants, and 35 formal collaborations (CRADAs) with private industry since she joined ARS. In addition, she has served on numerous editorial boards, national grant panels, award and technical committees of the AAAVP and PSA, and chaired multiple sessions at national and international meetings. Dr. Lillehoj holds adjunct professorships at the University of Delaware, the University of Maryland, Mississippi State University and the University of Guelph and has guided the research of 95 junior scientists and graduate students from Asia, Europe, and South America. Her accomplishments have been recognized by the BARC Technology Transfer Award (1998), the ARS Technology Transfer Award (1999), the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Technology Transfer Award (1999), the Helen Cecil Leadership Award (2001), the AVMA Pharmacia/Upjohn Animal Health Achievement Award (2001), the Korean Poultry Science Association Distinguished Scientist Award (2001), the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Senior Scientist of the Year Award (2003), the ARS Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award (2004), Merck Achievement Award (2006), the Levine P.P Award (AAAVP, 2006), the Pfizer Animal Health (Embrex) Fundamental Science Award (2007), Beltsville ARS Technology Transfer Award (2008), and Phibro Animal Health Award (2011) for her sustained excellence in research in poultry diseases and health over a period of 27 years or more.
Dr. Greg MathisPresidentSouthern Poultry Research, Inc.
Greg Mathis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from North Georgia College. He then worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. He later enrolled at the University of Georgia and earned his Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the Poultry Science Department. His doctoral work centered on control of coccidiosis, specializing in epidemiology, anticoccidial drugs, and genetics. After receiving his Ph.D. he started Southern Poultry Research, Inc. a private contract poultry research company. Southern Poultry Research, Inc. has now been in business over 25 years serving the pharmaceutical and poultry industries working on nutritional, coccidiosis vaccination, Necrotic Enteritis, Salmonella, and replacements for antibiotic growth promoters. During that time he has written numerous manuscripts and trade articles. He has extensively made scientific presentations, lectures, and taught numerous poultry pathology courses both nationally and internationally. He is also an international judge for retriever dog trials.
Dr. Steven ClarkSenior Technical Service ManagerPfizer Animal Health Global Poultry
Dr. Steven Clark is the Senior
Technical Service Manager, Poultry for Pfizer Animal Health Global Poultry in
the United States.
He has over 15 years of field technical support in the allied industry where he
works closely with poultry producers and in particular turkey operations
providing unique technical services and support to help identify problems and
provide effective solutions. His role also encompasses occasional customer support
in international travels bringing a wider perspective to his knowledge of
poultry production systems.
He is particularly interested in the
appropriate use of antimicrobials to improve welfare and food safety,
prevention of disease outbreaks, management and health interactions.
Dr. Clark lives in the mountains,
West Jefferson, North Carolina, with his wife of 20+ years and two (2) sons.
Commented on: January 18, 2012
"Thank you and the entire team of WATT. Was a very good and interesting presentation."
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