The Poultry Science Association (PSA) has named its new Fellows and recipients of other annual awards and honors. The honorees will be recognized at a July 16 awards celebration during PSA’s annual meeting at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas.

“On behalf of PSA, it is an honor for me to recognize this year’s outstanding group of award winners. To PSA’s new Fellows, who are being recognized for a lifetime of contributions to poultry science, to this year’s research and teaching award winners, and to our student winners, who are just beginning their careers in this exciting field, we congratulate you on your personal achievements and thank you for your dedication and commitment to poultry science and the broader poultry industry,” said PSA President Michael O. Smith.



New Poultry Science Association Fellows

A maximum of five PSA members may be named Fellow at any give PSA annual meeting.  This year’s new PSA Fellows are:

  • John B. Carey, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)
  • Mark E. Cook, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin)
  • Michael P. Lacy, Ph.D. (University of Georgia)
  • Sally L. Noll, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

Other Poultry Science Association honors and award winners

  • American Egg Board Research Award – Guodong Zhang, Ph.D. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
  • American Feed Industry Association Poultry Nutrition Research Award – Joseph S. Moritz, Ph.D. (West Virginia University)
  • American Poultry Historical Society Award – Brice Medlock (Chore Time Equipment)
  • Evonik Degussa Award for Achievement in Poultry Science – Kirk C. Klasing, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis)
  • Frank Perdue Live Poultry Food Safety Award – Guillermo Tellez, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas)
  • Hy-Line International Research Award – Ryan N. Dilger, Ph.D. (University of Illinois)
  • National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award – Samuel E. Aggrey, Ph.D. (University of Georgia)
  • National Turkey Federation Research Award – Jesse L. Grimes, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University)
  • Novus International Teaching Award – Christine Alvarado, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)
  • Phibro Extension Award – Michael J. Wineland, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University)
  • Poultry Welfare Research Award – Heng-wei Cheng, Ph.D. (USDA-ARS)
  • PSA Early Achievement Award for Research – Lisa R. Bielke, Ph.D., (University of Arkansas)
  • PSA Early Achievement Award for Teaching – Lisa Worley-Davis (North Carolina State University)
  • Tyson Foods Inc. Support Personnel Award – Rodney E. Wolfe (University of Arkansas)
  • USPOULTRY Distinguished Poultry Industry Career Award – David J. Burnham (House of Raeford)
  • Zoetis Fundamental Science Award – Walter G. Bottje, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas)

Honorary Poultry Science Association  members

  • James C. Grimm (Texas Poultry Federation)
  • PSA Honorary Member – Bob Palm (Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation)

Student awards

  • Alltech Student Research Manuscript Award – Kathryn J. Meloche (Auburn University)
  • Maurice Stein Fellowship Award – Indu Upadhyaya (University of Connecticut)
  • Jones-Hamilton Co. Graduate Student Travel Grant Awards – Gerardo Casco (Texas A&M University), Xi Chen (Purdue University), Megan DeVisser (University of Saskatchewan), Ingrid Y. Martinez Rojas (Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mexico), Basheer M. Nusairat (North Carolina State University), Kurt R. Perryman (Auburn University), Prafulla Regmi (Michigan State University) and Emma L. Wils-Plotz (University of California-Davis)

Winners of the Aviagen Turkeys Communications Award, the Student Research Certificates of Excellence, and the Student Research Certificates of Participation will be announced at the awards banquet.