Professor Egladison João Campos was born in 1935, in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 1961, he obtained the graduation in Veterinary Medicine at the School of Veterinary from the Minas Gerais Federal University. In 1962, he was invited to participated in a course on ‘Social Sciences Applied to Rural Communities’ for a duration of nine months.
In December, 1962, he was appointed assistant professor at the Department of Animal Husbandry, at the Veterinary School, responsible for teaching, research and extension work on Poultry Production. The Brazilian poultry industrial expansion was just starting, and many short courses on poultry production for poultry and extension people around the country to promoted poultry production were under his responsibility until 1970, when he was invited for a scholarship sponsor for the Rockefeller Foundation for a M.S. and a PhD degrees at Texas A&M University. After returning, May 1973, he was Director of The Research Nucleous, responsible for the publication of ‘The Archives of the Veterinary Scholl’; from 1974 to 1978, he was head of the Poultry Husbandry Department’. In 1979, he was named associate professor and, in 1983, full professor. He taught many courses on ‘Poultry Production’ at undergraduate level, mainly dealing with the interactions between stress, environment and nutrition. During the period of 1973 – 1998, he supervised 48 masters theses and six PhD students. He published 168 scientific papers and three books on poultry production and hatcheries. In 1992, he joined the ‘People to People Citizen Ambassador Program’ institution to provide extension work to Eastern Europe. He retired in 1992, but continued to teach until 1998. He served on the editorial board for various scientific journals, and acted as an examiner for many postgraduate students thesis and dissertations. He has received many awards for his work on researching, extension and contribution for the development of poultry production. He was classified as Research 1-A from the ‘National Research Council’ until his retirement. He provided specialist consultancy to many poultry companies in Brazil, South Central and North America.