AMP's Hayre Fellows in Public Outreach

UMN Veterinary Student Awarded

2014-2015 AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach


Alexandria, VA (Oct 14, 2014) - Camille McAloney, a second-year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota, has been awarded the 2014-15 AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach. She will be offering the Veterinary Impact presentation series, created by 2013-14 Hayre fellow Chris Thomson, to graduate and undergraduate life science students at universities as well as veterinary students across America.

In assuming responsibility for the continuation of The Veterinary Impact, she will emphasize the necessity of animal-based research, the alternatives used in conjunction with it, the bidirectional nature of translational research and the roles veterinarians play in the world of animal research. She also will touch on cornerstones of the “One Health” movement, a concept that recognizes and emphasizes the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health.

Camille is a dual-degree student pursuing a DVM and a PhD in Comparative and Molecular Biosciences. When she graduates, she plans to study cancer and the aging process, and serve as a volunteer relief veterinary.

The Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, established by Americans for Medical Progress in 2008, promotes peer education about humane and responsible animal research among students and young adults.  Named in memory of AMP's former Chairman, Michael D. Hayre, DVM, DACLAM, the Fellowship provides support for outreach and advocacy projects throughout in the United States.

To learn more about the AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, please visit www.amprogress.org/HayreFellowship.