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IFPTI NAMES 2014-15 COHORT OF FELLOWS

IFPTI, today announced its 2014-15 cohort of the Fellowship in Food Protection Program. The Fellowship in Food Protection Program provides future regulatory leaders with an intensive professional development experience focused on critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills within the framework of food regulatory science, law, and policy.

The Fellowship in Food Protection Program is a year-long program that includes a series of three week-long sessions, two of which will be held at IFPTI’s global headquarters in Battle Creek, Mich. and one to be held in Rockville, Md. The Fellows will also complete research projects during the year and present their findings at the 2015 Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“The Fellowship Program prepares regulatory leaders from across the nation to meet the challenges of protecting our global food supply,” said Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of IFPTI. “We look forward to continuing the Fellowship in its fourth year.”

Members of the 2014-15 Cohort of Fellows

Nicole Berzins
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Bryan Buchwald
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

Jennifer Coleman
Indiana State Department of Health

Matthew Colson
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Tessa Dixon
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

Eugene Evans
New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

Thao Nguyen
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals

Lisa Potopsingh
Suffolk County Department of Health Services, New York

Terri Ritter
Chatham County Public Health Department, North Carolina

Randy Treadwell
Washington State Department of Agriculture

The fourth cohort of the Fellowship Program has been made possible through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and by sponsors including: Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO), CSM Group, Food Marking Institute Foundation (FMI), and Meijer.

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