Dr. John Glisson, retired vice president of research for U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), recently received the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Life Member Award in recognition for his outstanding record of service to the poultry industry. The award was presented as part of AAAP’s annual awards presentation during the 2020 AAAP Virtual Annual Meeting.

 USPOULTRY President John Starkey remarked, “We join in congratulating Dr. Glisson on receiving this special recognition from AAAP. Throughout his career, including when he was with us here at USPOULTRY, John has been a leader in scientific research, mentoring students and progressively guiding the science of poultry production forward. Well done, Dr. Glisson!”


 Dr. Glisson earned his veterinary degree in 1980 and his doctorate in 1985 from the University of Georgia. He has been recognized throughout his career with many awards including AAAP’s Reed Rumsey Award (1983), Charles Dobbins Award for Excellence in Service (1999), the Inventor’s Award by the University of Georgia (1999) and was inducted into the AAAP Hall of Honor in 2017.  Dr. Glisson retired from USPOULTRY in 2019.