• 01/29/16- Dong Thi Kieu Oanh Participates in Borlaug Fellowship

    Borlaug Fellow, Dong Thi Kieu Oanh from Hochiminh City, Vietnam, recently participated in the 2015 Borlaug Fellowship Program in Fall 2015 at Mississippi State University. Ms. Dong’s research interest focused on improving analytical skills, methods of control antibiotics, mycotoxin, and growth promotant residues in feedstuff and products of animal origin using advanced techniques. Dr. Thu Dinh, Animal & Dairy Science Department, and Dr. Matthew Ross, Basic Science Department, served as Ms. Dong’s mentors under the food safety & processing program. The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science & Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity.

    This program targets promising, early- to mid-career, English-speaking scientists and policymakers from developing or middle-income countries. Fellows spend 8-12 weeks in the United States and work one-on-one with U.S. scientists in their field. Mentors coordinate the Fellows’ training, and they visit the Fellows’ countries for 5-10 days within 6-12 months after completion of the training in the U.S. to continue collaborative efforts. During the program, the Fellows learn new research techniques, gain exposure to the latest scientific developments in various fields of agriculture, access fully-equipped laboratories and libraries, and learn about unique public-private partnerships that help fund agricultural research and science. Equally important, this program provides international scientists and policymakers with opportunities to establish long-term contacts with U.S. scientists and to apply newly gained knowledge from U.S. institutions to their country's research and development programs.