Vet med prof gets prestigious chair


Michelle Barton

UGA professor of veterinary medicine Michelle Henry Barton was appointed to a Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair.

Barton is the latest UGA faculty member to hold a Callaway Chair since the program was established in 1968. The positions are funded through the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chairs Trust, established by the Callaway Foundation Inc., and administered by Bank of America. The trust, which was created to help colleges and universities in Georgia retain or recruit superior faculty members, provides $60,000 annually to support the professorship.

Callaway professors are chosen primarily for excellence in instruction, but must also have a distinguished record in scholarship and must provide valuable service to students and faculty outside their area of specialization.

Barton is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the department of large animal medicine with an adjunct appointment in the college’s department of physiology and pharmacology. She joined the college as a clinical resident in 1986 and in 1990 earned a Ph.D. in physiology and joined the faculty in 1993. She became a full professor in 2000.