November 01, 2011

 

 Veterinary research fellowships awarded

posted October 12, 2011
 
In September, it was announced that Drs. Siddra Arielle Hines and Shawn M. Zimmerman had been awarded Pfizer Animal Health–Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study.

Dr. Hines' fellowship will be conducted at Washington State University where she will investigate why a particular tick-borne parasite is resistant to treatment in horses. Dr. Zimmerman will work with three mentors at the University of Georgia on understanding the role of Mycobacterium species in animal disease.

Pfizer Animal Health–Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study are intended to address a critical shortage of veterinary scientists. Fellows are provided with mentored research activities focusing on basic or applied research benefiting companion animals, horses, or wildlife.

Each fellow receives $60,000 annually for four years—provided equally by Morris Animal Foundation, Pfizer Animal Health, and the student's academic institution—to cover living expenses and tuition. Graduates must commit to staying in animal health research for at least four years to help fill a much-needed gap in the veterinary research field.

Learn more about the fellowship program by going to www.morrisanimalfoundation.org and entering "Pfizer fellows" in the search field.