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Fulcher Named Food for the Future Facilitator

February 28, 2017

Meet our newest facilitator. Chris Fulcher, PhD. Food for the Future: plant and animal sciences; food safety and biosecurity; water safety and treatment; local food systems; food-related work within the arts, humanities and social sciences

Dr. Jerry Frank, director of the Mizzou Advantage initiative, is proud to announce that Dr. Chris Fulcher has joined the Mizzou Advantage team as a faculty facilitator in the area of food for the future. As a facilitator, Dr. Fulcher will connect on- and off-campus researchers with expertise in plant and animal sciences, food safety and biosecurity, water safety and treatment, local food systems, and food-related work within the arts, humanities and social sciences.

He brings a rich history of experience to the position, having received a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M, as well as a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from MU. Dr. Fulcher also completed a National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Informatics. He has won multiple honors including the CDC’s Weight of the Nation Pioneering Innovation Award in 2012.

Dr. Fulcher has been at Mizzou since 1994. He has appointments in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; the MU Informatics Institute; and the Truman School of Public Affairs. He is also director of the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) and will continue to serve in this role, in addition to his new duties as facilitator.

Congratulations to Dr. Fulcher on his important new role.