John McGlone tapped for Federation of Animal Science Societies Service Award
John McGlone, a professor and institutional official with Texas Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, has been awarded the Federation of Animal Science Societies Service Award. The national honor was presented on Monday (July 13) at the annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Sciences in Orlando.
McGlone has been active in FASS activities for years, including serving as a member or chairman of the organization's animal care committee since the group was formed. He networked animal care activities for FASS, including cross-serving on boards and committees with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.
In addition, he co-edited the latest version of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (FASS AG Guide), which is used by the USDA, AAALAC and agricultural teaching and research institutions in the United States and many others around the world. Recently, McGlone reorganized FASS animal care activities to be more sustainable, so that up-coming generations of scientists can carry on science-based animal care activities both on farm and universities and laboratories.
McGlone received his bachelor's and master's degrees in animal science from Washington State University. His doctorate degree in animal science, emphasis in ethology and neuroscience, is from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science and the Society for Neuroscience. He has been involved with AAALAC International, the gold standard of laboratory animal care, for more than 30 years. In addition, he has been a champion of collaborations between veterinarians and animal scientists among professional societies and in government and industry.
FASS was formed 1998 from three founding member societies: American Dairy Science Association, American Society of Animal Science, and the Poultry Science Association. The group represents more than 10,000 scientists from academia, government and industry engaged in a wide range of issues impacting animal agriculture, including animal welfare. Officials note that its mission is to strengthen the common interests and collective good of member societies through a unified science-based voice that supports animal agriculture, animal products and food systems globally.
Written by Norman Martin
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