Iowa State Animal Scientists Presented Awards at International Meeting

July 18th, 2007

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal science department faculty and students brought home several awards from the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Poultry Science Association (PSA), Asociación Mexicana de Producción Animal (AMPA) and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) held July 7-12 in San Antonio.

The meeting served as an international forum for information on the future of animal agriculture and attracted more 3,800 scientists and researchers from around the globe. Maynard Hogberg, chair of the animal science department, served as president of ASAS for the past year.

At the ASAS meeting, Lloyd Anderson, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the Morrison Award, the highest award given by the organization. It is presented each year to a member for recent research achievements that have been important to livestock production.

Max Rothschild, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, director of the Center for Integrated Animal Genomics and US Pig Genome coordinator, was honored as an ASAS Fellow. The designation honors long-term service to animal science and the livestock industry.

Bhanu Jena, an Iowa State alumnus, received the ASAS Basic Biological Science Award, which honors contributions to animal science and the livestock industry by representatives from industry or government.

Elisabeth Huff-Lonergan, associate professor of animal science, was presented the ASAS Meats Research Award, which recognizes research excellence in meat science.

Jack Dekkers, professor of animal science, received the Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics. The award honors research excellence in breeding and genetics.

Roxanne Knock, a doctoral student in animal nutrition, received the Joseph Fontenot Travel Scholarship to attend the National Annual ASAS Scientific Meeting.

At the PSA meeting Sue Lamont, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the Merck Award for Achievement, which is given for her contributions to poultry science advancement.

At the ADSA meeting Don Beitz, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Jerry Young, professor emeritus of animal science, both received the Pfizer Animal Health Award. The award recognizes outstanding research in dairy cattle physiology. Beitz also was elected vice president of ADSA.

Lee Kilmer, professor of animal science, received the ADSA Student Affiliate Division Outstanding Adviser Award for student advising.

Elizabeth Karcher, doctoral student in animal science, received the Alltech Graduate Student Award, which recognizes a graduate student who has published a paper in the Journal of Dairy Science.

Lorilee Schultz, an agricultural business senior and president of the Dairy Science Club, received the Genevieve Christian Undergraduate Student Award for her leadership ability, academic achievement, involvement in industry, participation in the organization's Student Affiliate Division (SAD) and local club activities.

Dairy science senior Jessica Tekippe was elected president of ADSA-SAD.

Contacts: 

Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, (515) 294-2160, hogberg@iastate.edu
Ed Adcock, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communication Service, (515) 294-2314, edadcock@iastate.edu