Dear Texas A&M AgriLife faculty member,
The Vice Chancellor’s Office continues to work towards establishing the Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture, IHA. As you are aware, the IHA will assemble leading U.S. and global scientists to accelerate precision nutrition and responsive agriculture solutions to supporthealth.
We are pursuing targets of opportunity to recruit IHA leadership, and we are working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, USDA-ARS, to recruit USDA-ARS scientists to the IHA.
To begin formulating initial IHA activities, we would like to recruit a limited number of Texas A&MAgriLife associate faculty members. Associate members may receive institute resources such as a postdoctoral fellowship and/or operating funds to conduct new research projects aligned with the institute’s mission.
Associate members of IHA will typically devote 25 percent of their research effort in support of the IHA mission and vision, receive IHA-specific resources and serve a renewable fixed term.
For more information, I encourage you to read the attached charter. Prospective associate members may complete the submission form by December 15, 2021.
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor and Dean, Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research