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DVM student Vittoria Capria named AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Outreach

Vittoria Capria, a second-year veterinary student at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named by Americans for Medical Progress as an AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Outreach.

For her Fellowship project, Vittoria will coordinate AMP’s Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD) celebration scheduled for April 19, 2018. BRAD is designed to build public appreciation for the importance of animal research to medical progress, and to highlight careers in laboratory animal medicine. Vittoria will build on the success of the past two BRADs, expanding the program far beyond the 60 colleges, research institutions, and others that have already participated.

Vittoria serves as president of Cornell’s student chapter of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2014 and a M.S. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University in 2015. She is pursuing a career in laboratory animal medicine.

The Fellowships are designed to provide talented students and early career professionals with opportunities to design and implement public outreach programs focused on the important role of animal-based research in improving the lives of people and animals. AMP provides guidance as well as logistical and financial support for each Fellow's project.

AMP's commitment to fostering innovative outreach programs that engage the next generation of research advocates was inspired by AMP's late former chairman Michael D. Hayre, DVM, an innovative thinker, passionate research advocate, and mentor to so many during his career in laboratory animal medicine.

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