<strong>Lee-Ann Jaykus</strong><strong> Assumes Presidency of the </strong><strong>International Association for Food Protection</strong>
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Des Moines, Iowa, (August 11, 2010) Lee-Ann Jaykus assumed the presidency of IAFP at the conclusion of IAFP 2010 in Anaheim, California.
President Lee-Ann Jaykus is a Professor of Food Science and Microbiology at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh. She earned a B.S. degree in Food Science and an M.S. degree in Food Microbiology, both from Purdue University. Dr. Jaykus attained her Ph.D. in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying foodborne viruses, molecular biology, epidemiology, and risk assessment. After completing her degree in 1993, she joined the faculty at NCSU.
Dr. Jaykus has been committed to the goals of IAFP since joining the Association in 1993, at which time she was the recipient of a Developing Scientist Award. Since then, she has organized and convened numerous symposia and has served as a speaker and participant in workshops. She was a founding member of the Viral and Parasitic Foodborne Disease PDG and the Microbial Risk Analysis PDG. She also served as a member of the Journal of Food Protection Management Committee (1998-2001) and editorial board (1997-present); chair of the Nominations Committee (2004); and judge (2005, 2006) and chair (2006) for the Developing Scientist Competition Committee. In 2006, Dr. Jaykus was the recipient of the IAFP Educator Award and served as chairperson of the 2007 IAFP Program Committee.
In addition to Jaykus, other members of the Executive Board include:
President-Elect, Isabel Walls, Ph.D., USDA-The National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
Vice President, Katherine M.J. Swanson, Ph.D., Ecolab, Saint Paul, MN
Secretary, Don Schaffner, Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Past President, Vickie Lewandowski, Kraft Foods, Glenview, IL
Affiliate Council Chairperson, David Lloyd, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, South Wales, UK
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.