University of Colorado School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow Erica McCoy received a 2009-10 fellowship in science and technology policy from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). McCoy will work with the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service as an energy, environment, agriculture and natural resources fellow. Before her appointment, McCoy was a postdoctoral fellow in obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine.
The yearlong fellowship, funded by science societies and government agencies, teaches fellows about science policy while they lend their expertise to the government. This year's class of fellows is the largest in the program's 36-year history, with nearly 200 scientists participating.