Dr. Paul Plummer, the Anderson Chair in Veterinary Medicine and professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, has been elected to the National Academies of Practice as a Distinguished Veterinary Science Fellow.

A faculty member at Iowa State since 2010, Plummer is board certified in large animal medicine from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management.

Plummer is currently the executive director of the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education. The national institute seeks to improve the understanding of antimicrobial resistance to reduce its societal impact. Based at Iowa State University, NIAMRRE seeks to improve health for people, animal and the environment.

While at Iowa State, Plummer has received both the Iowa State University Early Career Achievement Award for Research Excellence and the College of Veterinary Medicine Early Career Achievement in Research Award. He received the Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award in 2014.

Founded in 1981, NAP is an interprofessional, nonprofit organization, with membership representing a range of health care professions willing to serve as distinguished advisors to health care policy makers in Congress and elsewhere. The mission of the National Academies of Practice is to serve as distinguished professionals advancing interprofessional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities.

The academies within the National Academies of Practice include: Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Athletic Training, Audiology, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology and Veterinary Medicine.

Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policy makers on health care issues using NAP’s unique perspective — that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interprofessional dialogue and advocacy.