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GTRI Presents John Glisson of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Foundation

Published: February 10, 2012


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The Agricultural Technology Research Program at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) hosts Dr. John Glisson, newly appointed director for Research for the Harold E. Ford Foundation, part of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Foundation.

On Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, from 11 a.m. to noon, Glisson will lead the GTRI Brown Bag presentation and discussion in the Food Processing Technology Building. He will provide an overview of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the Harold E. Ford Foundation, and discuss the research mission and activities supported by the foundation.

After funding more than $22 million in research during the past decades, the Association is prepping a campaign to grow its endowment and further its research impact.

Dr. John Glisson

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Harold E. Ford Foundation announced the appointment of Glisson as director of its research program following the retirement of Dr. Henry Marks. Glisson will administer the association's comprehensive research program that encompasses all components of poultry and egg production and processing. He will work with the foundation's Research Advisory Committee, receiving and evaluating research proposals, and making recommendations to the board of directors for funding approval.

Glisson recently retired as head of the Department of Population Health at the University of Georgia, was head of the Department of Avian Medicine, and was associate dean of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine.

He is past president of the American Association of Avian Pathologists has has received numerous honors for his work. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from Valdosta State and doctorate of veterinary medicine, a master's degree in Avian Medicine and a doctorate in medical mirobiology from the University of Georgia. 

  • What: Brown Bag Presentation and Discussion with Dr. John Glisson, director for Research with the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Foundation
  • When: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to Noon
  • Where: Food Processing Technology Building, 640 Strong St., 30318
  • Who: Open to all Georgia Tech Students, Staff and Faculty