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Hi Matt;  I have forwarded your message on to others in the US Fish and
Wildlife Service who are involved with fish and wildlife health and asked
they contact you to be part of this effort.  I was briefly involved in this
work while on a special temporary assignment, so I am no longer involved.
I noticed the bio for Dr. Jennifer Ballard is way out of date.  She is now
a Fish and Wildlife Service veterinarian located in Ft. Collins, CO.  I
wish you the best of luck with this effort on this very important work.

Best,

C‚Äčindy

*Cindy A. Williams*
*Fish & Aquatic Conservation Program, AIS & FIS Program Coordinator*
*US Fish & Wildlife Service*
*1875 Century Blvd, 4th Floor*
*Atlanta, GA  30345*

404-679-4148-direct
404-679-4141- fax
404-345-4238 cell
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*Working toward delivering the best science‚Äč**.  >}}}}}}}}(>*

*"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts" - Eleanor Roosevelt*

"Power isn't control at all--power is strength, and giving that strength to
others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a
leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have
the strength to stand on their own."

*Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.    *>)))))))(>

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:36 AM, Gray, Matt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Global Ranavirus Consortium (GRC) Members and Colleagues:
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> We are opening nominations for election of GRC Board members.  Positions
> that are up for election are:
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> Associate Director
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> Secretary/Treasurer, and
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> 5 Regional Representatives (nominees must be located in the region where
> they are nominated)
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> 1.  Asia
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> 2.  Australia
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> 3.  Europe & Africa
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> 4.  Central & South America
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> 5.  North America.
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> The responsibilities of each of these positions are described in the GRC
> bylaws (see below).
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> http://www.ranavirus.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/
> GRCBylawsFinal-1-8-2015.pdf
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> Current GRC Board members are:
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> http://www.ranavirus.org/resources/grc-board/
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> The duration of all positions is 4 years, except for the Associate
> Director who will become the Director after 4 years (in 2021).  After 4
> years, the Director remains on the Board for 4 more years as immediate Past
> Director. In accordance with our bylaws, all positions begin on 1 July of
> the election year OR at the end of the International Symposium on
> Ranaviruses (ISR), whichever comes first. For 2017, *positions will begin
> 11 June*, because the ISR is 7-10 June. On 11 June, Dr. Jesse Brunner
> (current Associate Director) will become Director, and I will move into the
> Past Director position.
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> *Nominations begin today and will remain open for approximately 3 weeks
> (28 February).*  Nominations should be emailed to: [log in to unmask] Our
> goal is to have at least two individuals nominated per position. Please
> consider nominating a colleague (with their permission) or yourself. After
> nominations are received, we will hold elections (in March) via an online
> confidential ballot.  *Only current GRC members are allowed to vote*;
> 2016 memberships ended on 31 December 2016.  A list of current (2017 paid)
> and past members is located here: http://www.ranavirus.org/
> resources/members/. You can renew your membership at
> http://www.ranavirus.org/store/.
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> Thank you very much for considering serving the GRC in a leadership role!
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> All the Best,
>
> Matt
> ______________________________________________________________
>
> Matthew J. Gray, Ph.D., Professor
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> Director, Global Ranavirus Consortium <http://www.ranavirus.org/>
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> Co-chair, PARC National Disease Task Team
> <http://www.parcplace.org/parcplace/resources/disease-task-team.html>
>
> Associate Director, Center for Wildlife Health
> <https://ag.tennessee.edu/cwh/Pages/default.aspx>
>
> University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
> 274 Ellington Plant Sciences Building
> Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
> 865.974.2740 [ofc]                [log in to unmask]
> 865.974.4714 [fax]                http://fwf.ag.utk.edu/
> personnel/mgray.htm
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> For more information about Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at UTK,
> Please visit http://fwf.ag.utk.edu/ or call 865.974.7126
> _____________________________________________________________
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