Cynthia L. Baldwin
Cynthia L. Baldwin is a Professor of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her PhD in Immunology at Cornell University and, in the 1980s, did postdoctoral work at CGIAR's International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya. Baldwin was a 2009-2010 Jefferson Science Fellow, during which time she worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development on the International Research and Biotechnology Team.
Work at USAID
- "Dr. Cynthia Baldwin focused her efforts at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on the International Research and Biotechnology team in the Office of Environment and Science Policy in the bureau of Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade. Dr. Baldwin initiated the first pilot program of an MOU between the National Science Foundation and USAID that will fund a number of partner research projects in developing countries. Additionally, Dr. Baldwin served with a small working group to determine the research agenda for the Feed the Future (FtF) Initiative, which will increase funding for agriculture research in light of the needs for a growing population. As part of her participation, Dr. Baldwin traveled to Africa and Rome to conduct consultations, co-authored a webpage on the initiative, contributed to Presidential and Secretarial speeches on the topic, and organized workshops with other U.S. government agencies. In addition to her work at USAID, Dr. Baldwin participated in the U.S. Department of State delegation to New Zealand for a Joint Commission Meeting on science and technology cooperation and subsequently organized a US-NZ follow-on workshop on animal health in the US . Dr. Baldwin continues to meet with colleagues at USAID and plans to travel to Africa to continue her work with the FtF initiative."
Additional Background Information
Following her postdoctoral work in Kenya, Baldwin was "a faculty member in the microbiology department at Ohio State University."
- "Dr. Baldwin was named the 2002 Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist and is a member of the American Association of Immunologist, the American Society for Microbiology, has been president of the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists and chaired the international organization Brucellosis Research Workers. Currently she is on the veterinary immunology committee of the International Union of Immunological Societies and editor of the journal Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. She is interested in building scientific capacity in developing countries for disease surveillance and research and fostering long-term collaborations between scientists in those countries and the USA."
Articles and Resources
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