Nov 29, 2017

Regional e-Notes: November Letter from the Director


As we reflect on all that we are thankful for this year, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the many stakeholders who continuously volunteer their time to help CTSA achieve our program goals. The dedicated members of our Industry Advisory Council, Technical Committee, and Board of Directors (BoD) work together to ensure that CTSA­-supported projects produce meaningful impacts throughout our region and beyond. Last week, I met with the new CTAHR Dean & Director Dr. Nicholas Comerford, who will serve as the new Chair of the CTSA BoD; I look forward to working with him and the rest of the BoD to create meaningful impacts through our program.

I would also like to extend my appreciation to our PI’s—and their host institutions—for their diligent work to improve regional aquaculture through research, demonstration, and outreach activities. We are in the midst of conducting our bi­annual project update conference calls with PI’s and their industry liaisons. These conference calls allow us to monitor project progress on a more personal level, and continue to facilitate beneficial partnerships between researchers and industry stakeholders.

Partnership is a cornerstone of the Regional Aquaculture Center program, and I am very thankful for all of our regional and global partners, including you!


Cheng-Sheng Lee, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CTSA