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Other Distinguished Faculty Awards

  • Other Distinguished Faculty Awards 2007

    The Calvin W. Schwabe Award

    Dr. Clive C. Gay receives the The Calvin W. Schwabe Award in Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (December 2007)

    The Calvin W. Schwabe Award is presented annually by the AVEPM to honor lifetime achievement in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine. This years honoree is: Dr. Clive C. Gay.

    On behalf of the Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM), I am pleased to announce that Dr. Clive Gay, Professor Emeritus from Washington State University, has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the Calvin W. Schwabe Award for Lifetime Achievement in Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. This award is presented annually by the AVEPM, and previous recipients include Drs. Calvin W. Schwabe, Robert K. Anderson, James H. Steele, and S. Wayne Martin. This award was presented on December 2, 2007 at the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) at a special symposium featuring a keynote address delivered by Dr. Gay in addition to presentations from colleagues and protgs.

    Dr. Clive C. Gay served on the faculty at Washington State University from 1979 until 2005, and was the division head for population medicine, theriogenology, and food animal medicine and surgery within the Department of Clinical Sciences from 1988 through 2005. Dr. Gay received DVM and MVSc degrees from the University of Guelph, and later became a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Before joining the faculty at WSU, he served as a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow and the University of Melbourne.

    In 1983, Dr. Gay led in the development of the Field Disease Investigation Unit (FDIU) at WSU, a much-admired service unit in applied veterinary epidemiology. The FDIU quickly established an excellent reputation with livestock producers for responding meaningfully to their problems, with research faculty for integrating field research with bench science, and with the academic veterinary community for raising the standard and image of field-based epidemiological service and research. Emulation of this integrative model has been attempted by veterinary institutions from around the world, but none have superseded the original, which is undoubtedly due in large part to the spirit infused by Clive Gay.

    Dr. Gays unique blend of clinical skills, self-effacing demeanor, practical knowledge, and scientific ability are hallmarks of his interaction with producers, students, veterinarians, researchers, and decision-makers at the local, national, and international level. The hallmark of his research activity has been its applicability to practical issues faced by livestock producers. He is a dedicated and effective teacher, having contributed to the education of veterinary students for more than 40 years, particularly in the art and skill of physical diagnosis.

    Dr. Gay was also an advisor, invaluable mentor, and committee member for 29 PhD and MS students during his career. He is an author on more than 90 peer-reviewed journal publications, in addition to publishing numerous book chapters, including several for the Merck Veterinary Manual. To some, he may be best known for his contribution to one of the most influential veterinary textbooks ever published, Veterinary Medicine - A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Pigs and Goats. Dr. Gay was a contributing author to the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions, and was a co-editor for the 8th, 9th, and most recently, the 10th edition which was published in 2007. With his broad expertise and unequalled knowledge of pertinent literature, it is not surprising that he was also a co-author of the 3rd edition of Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionar.

    Dr. Cheryl Dhein is presented with the 2007 Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning. The National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) 2007 Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Synchronous Distance Learning competition recognizes the work of individuals, organizations and institutions in providing synchronous distance learning (via web- or video-conferencing) of a superior nature. The award was presented at the NUTN annual meeting in Philadelphia on June 12.

    Dr. Ahmed Tibary, D.V.M., Department of Clinical Sciences, has received the Veterinary Achievement Award from the Alpaca Research Foundation. Dr. Tibary is honored for his generosity in presenting the Annual ARF Lecture. The Mission of the Alpaca Research Foundation is to encourage and support scientific research which benefits the North American alpaca industry primarily in the areas of alpaca health and husbandry, genetics and fiber.

    Drs. Wendy Brown & David Prieur Elected as American Association  for Advancement of Science Fellows (October 2007)

    Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

    Dr Brown is a faculty member of  the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. She has made distinguished contributions to understanding T-lymphocyte responses to obligate intracellular tick-borne protozoal and rickettsial pathogens yielding vaccine candidates and novel mechanisms used to modulate host immunity.

    Dr Prieur is the chair of  the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and has made significant contributions to identification and characterization of animal genetic diseases as models of human diseases and leadership in developing an acclaimed Department of Veterinary Pathology.

    Dr John Gorham is awarded the Lifetime Excellence in Research Award by the American Veterinary Medical Association. July 2007

    Dr. John R. Gorham (WSU '46) received the Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. Accepting the award was Dr. Warwick Bayly. Dr. Gorham is a professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology at Washington State University. He retired from the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service in 1995. Dr. Gorham traveled to veterinary laboratories throughout the world as a cooperating scientist and lecturer. In 1974, he led the first U.S. veterinary delegation to the Soviet Union.

    Dr. Gorham is one of the few veterinarians with expertise in fur animal diseases and developed a spray vaccine that has been used worldwide to immunize mink against distemper. He and Dr. Donald Cordy discovered the rickettsia that causes salmon poisoning. Dr. Gorham is a charter member of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, an honorary diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and a member of the National Academies of Practice.

    Professor Emeritus, Robert B. Wilson, was inducted by the House of Delegates of the American Veterinary Medical Association as an Honor Roll Member, at the AVMA convention in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2007. Bob is a former Professor in VMP, former Professor in WWAMI, former Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and former Chair of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. Bob still resides in Pullman.

    Dr. Guy Palmer was honored as the 2007 Annual WWAMI Science in Medicine Lecturer at the University of Washington Medical School. His lecture was entitled, Antigenic Variation as a Driver for Pathogen Emergence and Disease Outbreak.


  • Other Distinguished Faculty Awards 2006

    Dr. Timothy Baszler
    has been awarded the 2006 American Association of Veterinary Diagnosticians Award for Best Manuscript in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. He was the lead author of a multi-institute comparison of two automated immuno-histochemical procedures for the diagnosis of scrapie in domestic sheep and chronic wasting disease found in North American white-tailed deer and mule deer.

    Dr. Guy Palmer is elected to Institute of Medicine posted Oct 2006

    Dr. Guy Palmer, a veterinary pathologist at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine (IOM). Election to this prestigious body is one of the highest honors for those in biomedical research and human health care. Full Story

    Dr. James Krueger is presented with the 2006 Distinguished Scientist Award at the Sleep Research Society June 2006

    James M. Krueger, Ph.D., a professor of neuroscience at Washington State University (College of Veterinary Medicine, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience) was presented with the 2006 Distinguished Scientist Award at the Sleep Research Society's June 2006 annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Distinguished Scientist Award is the highest award presented by the society. Given annually since 1898, it is presented for significant, original, and sustained contributions of basic, clinical or theoretical nature.

    Dr. Douglas R. Call was named the Caroline Engle Faculty Fellow March 2006

    This is a three-year award that recognizes Doug Calls research accomplishments.

    Dr. Henk Granzier is awarded a Helmholtz Humboldt Award posted May 2006

    This is a joint award from the Helmholtz and Humboldt Foundations to "internationally acknowledged" scientists from abroad and requires integration of work into a German research university.

    Dr. Claude Ragle, an equine surgeon was presented with the 2006 Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. To be honored, an individual must provide exemplary service to the benefit of horses, the horse industry, or the profession of veterinary medicine. posted Oct 2006

    Dr. Terry McElwain awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State Feb 2006

    Terry McElwain was recently awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. The award was presented to Terry by Dean Ralph Richardson of KSU at the Western States Veterinary Conference.


  • Other Distinguished Faculty Awards 2005

    James Krueger
    , professor of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, recently received an honorary M.D. degree from the University of Szeged, Hungary. He has had a longstanding collaborative relationship with Ference Obal (recently deceased) at the University of Szeged. They worked together in the area of sleep research. Additional Information


    Dr. Travis Maguire

    Dr. Travis Maguire Inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct 2005

    Dr. Travis Maguire, an immunologist at Washington State University has been inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame from the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation. He was honored on October 10 at the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Dr. Maguire is known for his studies in the equine immune system and the host's immune response to infectious diseases.


    Dr. Robert Schneider

    Dr. Robert Schneider is the recipient of the McEachern Distinguished Professorship in Equine Medicine summer 2005

    Professor Robert K. Schneider, an internationally known equine orthopedic surgeon at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, is the current recipient of the four-year Robert B. McEachern Distinguished Professorship in Equine Medicine.

    Dr. Schneider is the immediate past president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a previous recipient of the WSU Faculty Member of the Year Award from the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Schneider's specialty is surgery on bones and joints of horses, especially equine athletes, performance and show horses, and valuable breeding stock.

    The professorship was established with a private gift from Robert B. and Margaret McEachern in 1995. The intent of the couple's gift was "to make WSU's educational program in equine medicine even stronger and to further the college's reputation for quality research in this field." Complete story in equine News, Summer 2005


    Dr. Harmon Rogers

    Congratulations to Dr. Harmon Rogers who recently received the prestigious IVD Award from the American Association of Animal Hospitals (posted April 18, 2005)

    The INNOVATIVE VETERINARY DIETS AWARD (FORMERLY the CYCLE AWARD) is traditionally presented to an AAHA member who has made extensive contributions to the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery and in particular, small animal veterinary medicine or surgery.

    This award is presented by Innovative Veterinary Diets, a brand in the veterinary division of Royal Canin USA, and consists of a "Golden Fido" statue and an honorarium from Royal Canin. A permanent in-house plaque engraved with the winner's name is displayed at the AAHA headquarters building.

    The Award specifically stipulates that:...

    ... "The recipient should have been in the forefront of the veterinary profession during the last five years by giving of this individual's self and knowledge to the betterment of the veterinary profession."


  • Other Distinguished Faculty Awards 2003

    Terry F. McElwain

    Terry F. McElwain, Washington State University veterinary professor and executive director of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), recently received the 2003 E.P. Pope Award from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD).

    The award is the highest honor given by the association. It was presented to McElwain, also director of the WSU Animal Health Research Center, for his contributions to the association and for his extensive work in veterinary diagnostic laboratory medicine. more


    Dr. Larry Fox Receives Merial Award posted June 4 2003
    Savoy, Ill., - The American Dairy Science Association is proud to announce Dr. Lawrence K. Fox, professor, Washington State University, as the recipient of the 2003 Merial Dairy Management Research Award. This award, sponsored by Merial, will be presented on Tuesday, June 25, 2003 during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

    Fox earned his B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell University in 1977, his M.S. at Virginia Tech in 1980, and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1983. After a 2-year period as Extension Dairy Specialist at the University of Hawaii, Fox joined the faculty at Washington State University in 1985. During his tenure, important decision strategies have been developed and applied to minimize the economic impact of contagious mastitis on dairy farms.

    His research has progressed from microbiology and pathology of clinical mastitis toward an increasing management emphasis to reduce its economic impact on farms. Fox has been an active member and leader of the National Mastitis Council and other ADSA and USDA committees. He has authored or coauthored 70 peer-reviewed publications and numerous other publications and has spoken at many national and international conferences. Fox received the ADSA West Agro Mastitis Award in 1991.


    Dr. Robert C. Speth

    Dr. Robert C. Speth Receives the WSU Science Libraries' Service Award posted June 2003

    On Monday, June 16th the WSU Science Libraries' Service Award was presented to Robert C. Speth, Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology Department.

    Since 1984 Speth has been both a strong advocate for the WSU science libraries and an active member of numerous university library committees, as well as a frequent library user. In July he will assume the position of Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi.

    The Science Libraries Service Award is awarded to a WSU faculty or staff member who has made outstanding, long-term contributions to the Science Libraries.


    Clinical Environmental Enrichment Award posted Jan. 03

    From the students: "To show our appreciation for all of the wonderful "little things" that people do to enhance the clinical year at WSU, a student-generated award was founded. Although this award was announced at the holiday party, the nominees and winners have so greatly enhanced the lives of 4th year students that they deserve many congratulations and thank yous. What better way to start off 2003 than by recognizing some of the people that are constantly giving to students and helping us reach our dreams.

    Fourth year students were asked to pick an individual from large animal medicine and one from small animal medicine that has made their clinical experience more enjoyable. The individuals with the most nominees from each category received a check from Hill's."

    Small Animal Nominees:

    James NcNaughton, Dr. Kiklevich, Dr. Finch, Dr. Lincoln, Dr. McEwen, Jayme Jones, and Megan (technician). Dr. Lincoln received the most nominations in this category.

    Large Animal Nominees:

    Dr. Parish, Dr. Barrington, Dr. Christina Hewes, Devin Clinton, Shirley Sandoval, Dr. Tibary, and Molly (technician). Dr. Tibary received the most nominations in this category.


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