Zach Redding was selected for the 2017 Virginia Dolores Cantú Fellowship. Zach is a graduate student in our experimental psychology PhD program working with Dr. Karen Sabol
-From the committee – “Your application illustrated a knowledge of and commitment to the value of laboratory animal research and the importance of humane care of research animals. Applications were reviewed by a committee which included representation from the Graduate School, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs’ Research Integrity and Compliance Division, and an ORSP research animal care professional. Committee members found that your application clearly fulfilled the purpose of the Cantú Fellowship Endowment, which is to honor in perpetuity her memory and to provide fellowship assistance to deserving students at The University of Mississippi. “
The fellowship was established in 2010 by Joe Turner Cantú, Eddie Upton, and the Cantú family. Virginia Dolores Cantú served students and faculty involved in laboratory animal research at The University of Mississippi for many years by facilitating their compliance with the federal regulations on the humane care and use of laboratory animals. Ms. Cantú was also an integral part of the team that achieved AAALAC accreditation for The University of Mississippi.