Haines joins CAFNRM

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Date: Friday, September 24, 2004
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Dr. Mark C. Haines

The University of Hawaii at Hilo , College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources (CAFNRM), recently hired new faculty member Dr. Mark C. Haines as an assistant professor of animal science.

“The College is fortunate to acquire Dr. Haines with his extensive veterinary medicine background,” said Interim Dean Jack Fujii. “Dr. Haines will strengthen the CAFNRM’s Preveterinary Program as well as the general Animal Science program. With his knowledge and experience with horses, Dr. Haines will reestablish the College’s Equine program. He will be responsible for teaching CAFNRM courses such as Animal Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding, Beef Cattle Production, Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, Horse Production, and Animal Diseases and Parasites.”

Haines’ educational background consists of a bachelor of arts degree in biological sciences from the University of New Orleans, a master of science in environmental biology from Hood College, a master of public health from George Washington University, and a doctor of veterinary medicine from Louisiana State University. He comes to the CAFNRM after serving 15 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland where his last position was the Animal Program Director at the NIH Clinical Center. He also served as a veterinarian with the US Army and practiced veterinary medicine in the private sector.

Haines comes to Hilo with his wife, Dr. Kathryn A. L. Bayne, who is also a veterinarian. She serves as senior director and director of Pacific Rim Activities for AAALAC International, a non-profit organization based in Rockville, MD.

Haines joins Dr. Erik Cleveland, associate professor of animal science, in overseeing the Animal Science Program at UH Hilo CAFNRM.

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