AVMA Congressional Science Fellows Ashley N. Shelton and Ellen Carlin have been placed in offices on Capitol Hill that suit their interests and serve the profession well. Dr. Whitney M. Eure has been serving in the Department of Homeland Security as the AVMA Executive Branch Fellow.
Dr. Shelton is now part of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee as a member of North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr's office. Dr. Carlin has joined the staff of the House Homeland Security Committee as a member of New York Rep. Peter King's office.
AVMA fellows provide science-based knowledge and information to the public policy-making process.
For more information about the fellowship and the specific criteria requirements, or to apply, contact John Sullivan, legislative policy and program coordinator, at (800) 321-1473, Ext. 3208, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for the 2008-2009 AVMA fellowship is Jan. 11, 2008.