As with PSA in Raleigh, last year (2009), Novus once again hosted attendees during their researcher’s dinner. Novus researchers and staff were joined by over 300 scientists, professors, association leaders and students on the roof of Lodo’s Bar and Grill for dinner, drinks and networking. During the dinner, Dr. Chris Knight, Vice President, Research and Development, Novus International presented Dr. Gary Allee, Professor of Swine Nutrition at University of Missouri – Columbia with the Novus International 2010 Distinguished Professor Award.
Dr. Allee earned his Bachelor and Master of Sciences degrees in Animal Husbandry and Swine Nutrition from the University of Missouri. He earned his Doctoral degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois and began his teaching career at Kansas State University. In 1987, Dr. Allee returned to his alma mater, University of Missouri- Columbia, where he has remained a substantial influence on the minds of students around the world.
“Dr. Allee has been a major influence on the Novus Graduate Scholars Program,” stated Dr. Knight. “We feel a deep responsibility to transfer the knowledge and technology we gain to people around the world to improve agricultural practices in their local communities. Dr. Allee has been willing to help us transfer this knowledge and has even traveled abroad with Novus researchers.”
A second Novus award was presented during the PSA Awards Banquet. Dr. Dennis R Ingram, Associate Professor, School of Animal Sciences, Louisiana State University was presented with the prestigious Poultry Science Association Inc., Novus International Teaching Award. Provided by Novus International, the award is the top honor for exceptional teaching by the association. “The goal with this award is to recognize poultry faculty members whose sustained excellence inspires their colleagues, incite academic curiosity and raises student awareness as to the impact their future careers will have on the larger world,” said Dr. Scott Carter, Global Poultry Market Manager, Novus International.
During the PSA banquet, Novus’s Technical Manager, Andrew “Drew” Giesen was also named a PSA Fellow. The status of Fellow recognizes members of the Poultry Science Association for professional distinction and contributions to the field of poultry science without concern to longevity. Not more than five members may be elected as Fellow at any one annual meeting. A two-thirds majority vote by the PSA Board of Directors is required to elect any nominee as Fellow “Drew is a constant professional,” stated Dr. Carter. “There is absolutely no one more deserving than Dr. Drew Giesen. It is an honor for him and we (Novus) are thrilled.”
Finally, during the CSAS Banquet, Jeremy Lutgen, Public Relations Manager, Novus International, presented the Graduate Student Poster Competition Awards. The awards recognize the top three graduate student poster presentations during the Annual Meeting of the CSAS. The awards are eligible to members of CSAS, enrolled in a M.Sc. or Ph.D. program, registered for the Annual Meeting and a senior author and presenter of their research. Posters must be presented during the technical sessions for the Graduate Student Poster Presentation Competition. Each winner was presented with a check and a certificate.
As a participant during JAM2010, Novus contributed 20 different scientific papers or posters for the event “These annual meetings are always a significant occasion. To have most of them in the same city, at the same time; this is an opportunity for all of us to network, share ideas across species and make new acquaintances.” said Dr. Carter. “We look forward to 2011 when PSA will host their annual meeting in St. Louis, MO with American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)”.
The AVMA was established in 1863 and is a not-for-profit association representing more than 80,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice. The joint 2001 PSA/AVMA meeting will be the first of its kind held in St. Louis. Together PSA and AVMA will address animal health, animal nutrition and production agriculture issues. The joint meeting will occur at America’s Center Convention Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri on July 16 – 19, 2011.
About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in more than 90 countries around the world. An industry leader in animal nutrition and health, Novus' products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, MINTREX® organic trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERATMMET aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed ingredient, CIBENZA™ feed additive and many other specialty ingredients. The ARENUS® brand of products (http://www.arenus.com/), part of Novus International, Inc., focuses on developing performance products for the equine and companion animal markets. Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit www.novusint.com.
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